Far-left MSNBC host Joy Reid has attacked members of the U.S. Supreme Court as they prepare to rule on a critical abortion case.
Reid went after Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas on her show, calling it “scandalous for a democracy” that the two men will decide the case.
Guest Elie Mystal said, “We should not have an issue about their qualifications, to say nothing of their moral qualification.
“Because I’m pretty sure, I don’t know this for a fact, but I am pretty sure that Joe Biden will not nominate somebody who has been credibly accused of trying to rape somebody when they were in high school.
“I’m pretty sure — I don’t know this for a fact that Joe Biden will not nominate someone who was accused of perjury in front of Congress at a previous confirmation hearing.”
Joy Reid said, “I feel like in some ways Republican nominations have either been a bait and switch on black folks as when Clarence Thomas was nominated to replace the great Thurgood Marshall.
“So they’re saying, here look, we’re going to give you a black person, but it’s somebody whose agenda on the court is going to be antithetical to everything Thurgood Marshall stood for.
‘Which is also why it makes me happy to see Sherrilyn Ifill’s name on that list because she sits on that role at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.
“It’s all punitive or the highly stringent ideological regardless of their moral qualifications.
“You think of a Kavanaugh and the same with Clarence Thomas, the things they were accused of.
“The fact that that court decides whether women have control over our bodies, with two men on it like that, is scandalous for a democracy.”
.@ElieNYC on possible #SCOTUS nominees: “All of the women being bandied about right now are immaculately qualified. Especially when you talk about a Ketanji Brown Jackson who is maybe the leader in the club house right now. You don’t get more qualified…” #TheReidOut #reiders pic.twitter.com/jCCJkW6Ynr
— The ReidOut (@thereidout) January 27, 2022
West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said this week that he would be open to supporting a Supreme Court nominee from President Joe Biden even if they were more liberal than him.
Manchin made these comments during a Thursday interview with West Virginia MetroNews’ “Talkline” host Hoppy Kercheval.
Kercheval asked Manchin about how he would vote on the Biden nominee, given that it was very likely that Biden’s SCOTUS pick would be “more left of center” and “more liberal” than he is. Kercheval also asked Manchin if the difference in political leanings might prompt him to vote “no” on their confirmation.
Manchin replied that the Biden nominee was unlikely to change the current ideological makeup of the 6-3 SCOTUS’ 6-3 conservative majority, adding that the “main thing” he’s looking for is someone with good judgment and character.