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Jen Psaki Shuts Down Republicans Whining About A Black Female SCOTUS Nominee

Some Congressional Republicans are upset that President Joe Biden has pledged to nominate a black woman to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on the nation’s highest court, so White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki decided she’d shut down the GOP hypocrites by using their own words against them.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had this to say about Biden’s promise of a black female justice, according to The Washington Post:

“The fact that he’s willing to make a promise at the outset, that it must be a Black woman, I got to say that’s offensive. You know, Black women are what, 6 percent of the U.S. population? He’s saying to 94 percent of Americans, ‘I don’t give a damn about you, you are ineligible.'”


Asked by NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker if the president was playing identity politics as some Republicans have suggested, Psaki began by noting that former President Donald Trump had made it clear he would nominate a woman to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Not only were there no complaints for choosing a nominee from a specific demographic but there was widespread praise of now-Justice Barrett on those grounds.”

And then Psaki focused in on Cruz, bringing the receipts as she pointed to his own comments about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination:

“He had no objection to Donald Trump promising to nominate a woman in 2020. In fact, he praised her on these grounds… during the confirmation hearing, Cruz said, ‘I think you’re an amazing role model for little girls — what advice would you give little girls?'”

The press secretary then added that Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor after having repeatedly said he would be choosing a woman for the court, yet no conservatives whined when that was done, either.


Here’s the simple fact that Republicans like Ted Cruz simply don’t want to admit: They’re just fine with white women nominees, but the minute that woman’s skin color is black, they begin having hysterical hissy fits usually reserved for spoiled children who don’t get their way.

It’s about race. And Ted Cruz is among the biggest racists and hypocrites to be found anywhere on this planet.


By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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