Before and shortly after taking office, President Biden promised that when there was an opening on the Supreme Court he would nominate a black woman to fill a vacant seat. Biden’s been making that pledge since before the 2020 election:

The president ended up doing just that, and now as the confirmation hearing is taking place, Sen. Cory Booker is saying that Biden’s nominee “happens to be black.” Booker’s attempt to compliment Ketanji Brown Jackson came out awkwardly:

There are multiple levels of “fail” in that statement.

Yeah, that would have been a good idea. Booker should have asked for a do-over on that one.

There’s going to be a whole lot of “alternate reality” going on amongst the Democrats during these hearings.

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