Dr. Ben Carson has broken his silence on Democrat President Joe Biden’s promise to use race and gender as criteria for a Supreme Court justice nomination, slamming the plan as “abominable.”
“This is America,” declared Carson, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
“Many people fought and gave their lives to bring equality, and now we’re reverting back to identity politics.
“And as we continue to do that, we’re bringing more division into our country.
“If he can do that, then who else can do it in the future using the criteria that they want, and completely ignoring all the progress that’s been made?
“It makes absolutely no sense, and I hope people will be incensed about it.
“When I was a kid, it was a big deal when you saw a Black person on television who wasn’t in a servile role.
“And now you have black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, university presidents, generals, admirals.
“We’ve elected a black president twice.
“You’ve got a black vice president.
“Come on, to say that we haven’t made any progress is silly.
“We need a Supreme Court where we have the best candidates who understand the Constitution and are not trying to legislate from the bench.
“To create that kind of situation in the highest court in the land is really abominable, and very detrimental to our freedoms,” he said.
Earlier this week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would follow through on his campaign promise.
“The president has stated and reiterated his commitment to nominating a black woman to the Supreme Court and certainly stands by that,” Psaki said.
Tom Cotton said of Biden’s plan:
“Well first of all, as a member of the committee, I will try to ask questions that contain a bit more logic than Kamala Harris’s line of questioning right there.
“But I suspect we’ll all keep an open mind.
“We will review the nominee on her merits.
“I can’t say that I’ve got wild expectations that Joe Biden is going to nominate someone who I think I can support or many Republicans can support because I’ve seen dozens of his nominees to the lower court.
“I can say one thing that I won’t do, and I doubt any Republican will do, is engage in the kind of grotesque smear campaigns against the character of fine men like Clarence Thomas, or as we saw what happened with Brett Kavanaugh two years ago.”
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— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) January 28, 2022