Republicans Expected to Back Biden Supreme Court Nominee

Republicans Expected to Back Biden Supreme Court Nominee

( – Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) can’t stop singing the praises of one of President Joe Biden’s favorites to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. On Sunday, February 13, Graham told George Stephanopoulos that he could see a definite path to the bench for Federal Judge J. Michelle Childs.

“She’s somebody, I think, that could bring the Senate together and probably get more than 60 votes,” Graham said of Childs. Biden is interviewing three possible nominees this week, including Childs, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger.

“Anyone Else Would Be Problematic”

Senator Graham pulled no punches when it came to Biden’s pick. “Anyone else would be problematic,” Graham told Stephanopoulos. Graham has noted in the past that Childs comes from a far more modest educational background than the Ivy Leaguers currently on the court, and that she’s a “fair-minded and highly gifted jurist” and “one of the most decent people I’ve ever met.”

Graham’s endorsement of Childs, who hails from his home state, is significant considering she would occupy one of the liberal seats on the court.

Childs also brings with her the support of Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), who saved Biden’s primary campaign and delivered him the delegates and momentum needed to be the Democratic nominee. Neither of the other two candidates has significant backing from any Republicans.

Biden Desperately Needs a Win

Not a whole lot is going Joe Biden’s way. His approval rating is stagnant at best and on the verge of tanking – again – with each passing crisis. Things at home aren’t going great for him. Inflation is through the roof and gas prices are going up right alongside it. Economic uncertainty, supply chain disruptions, and a labor market struggling to find help all point to a nation without an effective leader.

A win is imperative, and Lindsey Graham’s prediction that judge Childs could give Biden a bipartisan Senate supermajority nearly guarantees him one. There hasn’t been a fairly smooth nomination and confirmation process for a new Supreme Court Justice since before the Democrats began attacking everyone former President Donald Trump nominated, regardless of their qualifications.

Not only would Childs give Biden a win in the Senate, but she also gives him a win with the Left. Most won’t know who she is or what her qualifications are, and most won’t care. She fits what Biden has promised to deliver them: the first black woman to sit on the highest court in the land.

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