McConnell Says Next Supreme Court Pick Can’t Be ‘Radical’

McConnell Says Next Supreme Court Pick Can't Be 'Radical'

( – A senior Republican has urged President Biden not to nominate a radical for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. Will Biden see sense, or will he cave to his party’s left-wing again?

On January 27, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he plans to retire at the end of the Court’s current term, giving Biden his first opportunity to nominate a justice. Biden immediately said he would name Breyer’s replacement by the end of February – and promised his nominee would be a Black woman.

Republicans are worried that Biden’s choice will be driven by far-left politics, not by picking the best candidate for the job, and the fact he’s already narrowed the pool by insisting on a specific race and gender isn’t a good sign. Now, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has warned Biden not to “outsource this important decision to the radical left.”

In a statement last Thursday, McConnell argued that in delivering a 50-50 split in the Senate, American voters had given Biden a mandate to “govern from the middle… and unite America.” Picking a Supreme Court Justice for their race and gender is divisive, not uniting. And a warning from McConnell, who successfully blocked AG Merrick Garland when President Obama nominated him to the Court, isn’t something Biden should lightly dismiss.

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