Manchin Sets Dems On Fire, Again, With SCOTUS Endorsement
I'm surprised that Democrats have not voted fellow Dem Joe Manchin off of crazy island. He's beginning far too much reason to the table and his latest suggestion is bound to set several of his colleagues on fire. Manchin wants Biden to take an easy win and select a bipartisan candidate.
He even has one in mind, Judge Michelle Childs. Judge Childs is also sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn but also supported by Senate Republicans Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott.
Biden is losing voters by the second so Munchin's advice is pretty solid. I just doubt he's 'with it' enough to take it.
"Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has been privately telling his Senate colleagues that he’d like to see President Joe Biden nominate J. Michelle Childs to the Supreme Court, according to multiple sources.
Manchin has stopped short of endorsing Childs publicly. But Manchin has made it clear to other senators that he thinks Childs, a federal judge in South Carolina, would be a good choice to replace the retiring Justice Stephen Breyer. …
Manchin has specifically mentioned Childs’ public school education as a major plus. Childs went to the University of South Florida and earned a law degree at the University of South Carolina. Manchin has contrasted that with the rest of the Supreme Court, which is filled with Ivy League grads.
Furthermore, Manchin prefers a candidate who can win bipartisan support. Childs already has the backing of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and other Republicans may follow suit if she’s tapped for the highest court in the land. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) has been Childs’ biggest booster and has been personally lobbying senators, according to several sources. Clyburn’s office declined to comment."
Biden had previously promised to select the next SCOTUS based on skin color and gender, rather than credentials.