People are tired of Biden’s broken promises.
In a recent Fox News report, residents of Washington, D.C., expressed why they believed it is important that President Joe Biden not renege on his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
Sticking to a campaign promise to nominate a Black woman to the high court that was integral to helping him secure the Democratic primaries, Biden confirmed he would be following through with his pledge following an announcement by Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, that he was retiring.
In a televised press conference alongside Breyer, Biden said that the person he was nominating “will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity, and that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to United States Supreme Court.”
Then, taking to the street of Washington D.C. Fox News was able to get remarks from ordinary Americans about their view on the President’s decision.
One D.C. local, Victoria, said she believed “having diversity is always going to be the best option,” adding that it would always “be the most democratic way to go about things.”
Dutch, another local, stated he thought the best candidate would be someone who’s “fair to everybody” not just a specific race. He continued, saying it would be “good to have somebody up there of a different persuasion, so you can feel the judicial system is safe.”
However, others disagreed with the focus being primarily about race, as one local, Angela, told Fox News, “I don’t care if it’s Black, White, Chinese, green, yellow. As long as you’re here for the American people, not one side, but all the American people, that’s who the best candidate is.”
In the Fox News clip, other D.C. residents expressed doubt over Biden keeping his promises, as Victoria pointed out, saying, “I would hope that Biden does actually bring a Black woman into that open seat, as he did state. But I mean, I’ve heard that things are kind of getting wishy-washy with him in office compared to what the promises were.”