May 23, 2022

Maxine Waters says calling Black female Justice affirmative action ‘disrespectful’

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters claimed on Sunday that calling President Joe Biden’s promise to nominate a Black female Supreme Court Justice affirmative action is disrespectful.

Waters shared the comments during MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports” on Sunday during a discussion on the next Supreme Court Justice following the announcement by Justice Stephen Breyer that he will retire this year.

“For a black woman to become a Supreme Court justice would be one of the most historic and important things this country can do and experience. It is just so exciting to think about it,” Waters said.

“I guess what is it? Over 260 years, we’ve never even had a black woman nominated. And there are only two black males on the Supreme Court. To have a black woman, there would be a game-changer,” she added.

Waters also criticized the words of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), who spoke against choosing a Supreme Court justice based on race and gender.

“It’s so disrespectful. The way he’s coming out is outdated. Even the most conservative member of the Supreme Court and Republicans know that it is beyond time to diversify the Supreme Court of America,” she said.

The strong words continue to communicate the importance of Biden following through on his campaign promise to select a Black female Supreme Court justice.

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