Sarah Palin Goes After Biden’s SCOTUS Nominee

( Sarah Palin recently launched a bid for the vacant congressional seat in Alaska, and she’s thrown herself into the national political spotlight quickly.
Palin, the former nominee for vice president and former Republican governor of Alaska, said she was insulted by the commitment from President Joe Biden to select a Black woman to be his nominee for the Supreme Court.
She explained that choosing a Supreme Court nominee based on a person’s gender and race “brings back the movement towards freedom and true equality.”
While appearing on “Real America’s Voice” this week, Palin said:
“It’s pretty insulting that [Biden] decided to just create those parameters and stick within that because, you know, not that she’s not qualified, but there are so many good qualified constitutionalists out there who could be chosen for that highest court in the land.
“It was just unfortunate that Biden put himself in that box and stayed in it.”
Palin is not saying anything that many Republicans have been saying for a month now. Biden promised that he would nominate a Black woman to serve on the high court if he were given the opportunity to fill a vacancy as president, and now he’s fulfilling that promise.
In doing so, though, he’s potentially ignoring lots of qualified candidates, choosing from a smaller pool of people based solely on their race and gender. Despite GOP opposition to Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson, she’s expected to be confirmed later this week by the full Senate.
Senate rules state that only a simple majority is needed to confirm a Supreme Court nominee. That means that if all 50 Democrats vote in favor of her confirmation, Jackson would be confirmed based on a tie-breaking vote cast by Vice President Kamala Harris.
It’s expected that only three Republican senators — Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine — will vote for Brown’s confirmation. That should be plenty to ensure that Brown will indeed become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, and also the first former federal public defender.
All 11 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against advancing Brown’s nomination on Monday. But, a full Senate vote resulted in her nomination being advanced, due to the supporting votes of Murkowski, Romney and Maine.
For her part, Palin said she believes that Brown is indeed qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. That being said, she was not happy by some of the responses the judge gave to questions during her confirmation proceedings.
As Palin said earlier this week:
“I don’t think she is right for the Supreme Court. She did not have the most basic fundamental answers to the most basic fundamental questions being posed to her from those on the Hill.
“It kind of shocked me that she seemed so ill-prepared, really, to be able to answer a simple question like, ‘What’s a woman?’ Our first-, second-, third-graders can answer that one.”
Palin was referring to question that was asked by Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn. Brown’s response was:
“I’m not a biologist.”