Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Wednesday stated President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Stephen Breyer will receive a prompt and deliberate Senate hearing.
“President Biden’s nominee will receive a prompt hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and will be considered and confirmed by the full United States Senate with all deliberate speed,” Schumer’s statement read.
.@SenSchumer: “President Biden’s nominee will receive a prompt hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, and will be considered and confirmed by the full United States Senate with all deliberate speed.” pic.twitter.com/nAOCRGW9mm
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 26, 2022
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden promised to appoint a black woman to the Court.
“I’m looking forward to making sure there’s a black woman on the Supreme Court, to make sure we, in fact, get every representation,” he said.
Biden’s nominee will likely need to appease Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who have shown a willingness to oppose Biden’s radical agenda throughout 2021.
Potential #SCOTUS candidate:
-Yale Law School, 1996
-Knowledgeable in international contracts
-Friends with foreign leaders throughout the world
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) January 26, 2022
Biden will select a nominee in the coming weeks to present to the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Democrats will reportedly try and confirm Biden’s nominee “in about a month or so.”
Breyer’s Wednesday announcement to retire from the Court comes as Republicans have the momentum to reclaim the House and Senate chambers.