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Poll: Most Americans Want Biden to Consider ‘All Possible Nominees’ for Supreme Court Justice

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President Joe Biden announced on the campaign trail that if he had the opportunity to nominate a Supreme Court Justice, he would be sure to choose a Black female. Now that he is faced with that decision, the American people think more than just race and gender need to be considered.

A new ABC News/Ipsos poll shows Biden’s vow to select a Black woman “without reviewing all potential candidates evokes a sharply negative reaction from voters” writes ABC News. Current Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer announced he will retire at the end of the current term.

76% of Americans urge Biden to consider “all possible nominees.” Only 23% want him to follow through with his declaration, no questions asked. ABC notes that “although the poll’s sample size was not large enough to break out results for Black people, only a little more than 1 in 4 nonwhite Americans (28%) wish for Biden to consider only Black women for the vacancy.”

“Democrats are more supportive of Biden’s vow (46%) than Americans as a whole, but still a majority of Democrats (54%) also prefer that Biden consider all possible nominees” adds ABC.

Biden told reporters he promises his choice will not compromise on quality, at the ceremony honoring retiring justice Breyer. “The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court,” Biden said.

“It’s long overdue in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.”

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  1. Linda burgess

    February 1, 2022 at 9:25 am

    How in the world is this not discrimination! There would be an uproar if biden said “I am only nominating white women” . All qualified candidates should be considered ! Come on man, use your brain !

  2. Cal Romaneschi

    February 1, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    That’s to bad that Biden will only look at black females for the Supreme Court and not all qualified candidates, sounds racist to me.

  3. Marianne Kosovich

    February 3, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Making such a ‘commitment’ without receiving and reviewing any and all applications and/or recommendations is discriminatory in and of itself.
    If he can’t see that then he does not have an open mind to seek out ‘the best’ candidate.

  4. Thomas Whitford

    February 9, 2022 at 10:31 am

    I believe that when you as an employer are looking for a candidate to fill a vacancy in any situation, you need to hire an individual Based upon their abilities to do the job period. RACE, COLOR OF SKIN SHOULD NOT BE A FACTOR IN YOUR DECISION MAKING PROCESS,ONLY THE SKILL AND ABILITY OF THE CANDIDATES SHOULD CONSIDERED IN ALL FAIRNESS TO ALL.

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Threaten To Burn Down Supreme Court, Murder Justices, DHS Memo Reveals

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Pro-abortion extremists are reportedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks following the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion intending to overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to a May 13 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Axios, the “U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade… Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”

The memo says the threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”

However, the memo notes that the “mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.”

“[The] DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito added. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and de

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Florida Gov Signs Law Making It Illegal To Protest Outside An Individual’s Home

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On Monday, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that makes it a crime to protest outside an individual’s home.

“Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate,” DeSantis said. “This bill will provide protection to those living in residential communities and I am glad to sign it into law.”

The law will go into effect on October 1, and once “this law takes effect, law enforcement officers will provide a warning to any person picketing or protesting outside of a dwelling and will make arrests for residential picketing only if the person does not peaceably disperse after the warning. Residential picketing will be punishable as a second-degree misdemeanor,” DeSantis’ office explained.

“It is unlawful for a person to picket or protest before or about the dwelling of any person with the intent to harass or disturb that person in his or her dwelling,” the text of the bill says. “Before a person may be arrested for a violation of this section, a law enforcement officer… or a local, state, federal, or military law enforcement agency must go as near to the person as may be done with safety and shall command any person picketing or protesting before or about the dwelling of a person to immediately and peaceably disperse. If any such person does not thereupon immediately and peaceably disperse, he or she may be arrested for a violation of this section.”

The new law comes in response to leftist protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices following the leak of a draft of a Supreme Court majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

“Roughly 100 protesters appeared outside Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house, where they carried signs and chanted slogans before walking a half-mile to Chief Justice John Roberts’s home, then back to Kavanaugh’s home, where police ordered them to leave the area,” The Washington Examiner reported last week.

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