Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made an awful snub on the Senate floor by claiming that the Supreme Court was made up of “all white men” until 1981.
Sen. Schumer, during black history month of all times, snubbed Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Justice Marshall was appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967.
Marshall was a member of the high court’s liberal wing.
He served as an associate justice from 1967 until his retirement in 1991 before he passed away in 1993 at the age of 84.
During his pandering statement, Schumer said: “The president’s pledge to name a black woman to the Supreme Court is historic.
“Until 1981, this powerful body, the Supreme Court, was all white men.
“Imagine, America wasn’t all white men in 1981, or ever.
“Under President Biden and this Senate majority, we’re taking historic steps to make the courts look more like the country they serve by confirming highly qualified, diverse nominees.”
.@SenSchumer: “Until 1981, this powerful body, the Supreme Court, was all White men. Imagine. America wasn’t all White men in 1981, or ever. Under President Biden and this Senate majority, we’re taking historic steps to make the courts look more like the country they serve.” pic.twitter.com/PrEjoLrmPH
— The Hill (@thehill) February 3, 2022
After the snub went viral, Schumer apologized on social media:
“Sorry that I misspoke earlier today.
“Of course, I remember the dedication and legal excellence that Thurgood Marshall brought to the Supreme Court.”
However, Schumer, as you can clearly see in the video, was reading from a script.
He didn’t misspeak, he read what was in front of him.
Schumer is also facing a revolt from within, according to Yahoo:
Tensions between Washington Democrats and Kyrsten Sinema came to a boil late Tuesday with the Arizona senator lashing out at Majority Leader Chuck Schumer over the slow pace of voting in the chamber.
“Could we have some discipline in the votes, ever?” Sinema was overheard by a Bloomberg reporter in the press gallery challenging Schumer. “You’re in charge!”
While Schumer’s response to Sinema was not captured on tape or relayed to reporters by Senate colleagues, Sinema’s outburst caught the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. D-N.Y.
She said: “Actually he should continue to make their lives as difficult as possible and treat them the way they treat, say, public housing residents.
“Or parents who rely on CTC. When they improve, maybe process can improve too.
“Why should we make the lives of obstructionists easier?”
Sorry that I misspoke earlier today. Of course, I remember the dedication and legal excellence that Thurgood Marshall brought to the Supreme Court.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 3, 2022