Kamala Harris has had her share of embarrassing moments since becoming vice president, but recent comments from former Democratic congresswoman and presidential contender Tulsi Gabbard just dealt her a particularly humiliating blow, as Breitbart reports.
Blasting President Joe Biden’s pledge to consider only Black females for the Supreme Court vacancy resulting from Justice Stephen Breyer’s impending retirement, Gabbard opined that Harris – whom she labeled a “disaster” – is the perfect example of why such blatant use of race and gender criteria in such decisions are a poor substitute for actual qualifications.
Taking to Twitter to express her frustration with the manner in which Biden plans to nominate the next justice to the highest court in the land, Gabbard declared, “Biden chose Harris as his VP because of the color of her skin and sex – not qualification. She’s been a disaster. Now he promises to choose Supreme Court nominee on the same criteria. Identity politics is destroying our country.”
Gabbard was not the only one finding fault with Biden’s pattern of blatant pandering on a matter of such critical importance to the nation such as the selection of a Supreme Court justice, as Fox News’ Tucker Carlson slammed the president for seemingly brushing aside any talk of judicial philosophy, credentials, or the like, and merely reducing his desired candidate to nothing more than color and gender.
Referencing the 2020 presidential campaign when Biden first promised to put a Black female on the high court, Carlson lamented, “He didn’t even tell us she was a nice person. All he said was she’s going to be Black and she’s going to be female, because to him, that’s all that mattered,” with the cable news host also accusing Biden of “believing all black women are the same.”
Georgetown University law professor Jonathan Turley has also been highly critical of Biden’s approach in recent days, making reference to the fact that the court on which the president’s nominee will likely sit in the next term is set to hear a potentially pivotal set of cases on racial preferences in college admissions.
“Biden is now going to create one of the more jarring and incongruous moments in the history of the Supreme Court. When the justices will hear arguments on the use of race in admissions, one member will have been selected initially through an exclusionary criteria of race and sex,” Turley tweeted.
Noting that “Biden’s use of such threshold exclusions is neither unlawful nor judicially reviewable,” Turley added that “it’s also unnecessary” and said that the president “could have selected a black woman for the court while maintaining, as universities do, that he would consider all possible candidates on the totality of their records.”
Recent polling shows that Americans in large numbers stand in opposition to the use of Biden’s exclusionary criteria when picking the next jurist to ascend to the nation’s highest court, and it could well be that they, like former Congresswoman Gabbard, have come to that conclusion by watching the trainwreck that has been Harris’ tenure as Biden’s second in command.