Democrats remain obsessed with identity politics these days. Apparently, the Left supports diversity over merit, which is not something a lot of Americans support.
But both former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked things up a notch over the weekend when the topic of running mates and Supreme Court nominations came up for discussion.
During the Democratic primary debate on Sunday night, Biden vowed that his eventual choice of a running mate would be a woman.
He also seemed to promise that, if granted the opportunity, he would nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.
Asked what he would do to fight for women’s rights, Biden said: “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president, to have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts who will be — I will appoint the first black woman to the courts.”
Biden appeared to be referring to the Supreme Court.
He continued: “It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue.”
Biden’s remarks suggested he believes the primary qualification for a Supreme Court justice would be race, gender, and the ability to “represent” a demographic section of the population.
Biden then added: “Secondly, if I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president.”
If I win the nomination, my pick for vice president will be a woman. If I win the presidency and have the opportunity, I will name the first black woman ever to the Supreme Court.
A Biden administration will reflect the country we are proud to work for. pic.twitter.com/1rFvE94YIg
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 16, 2020
Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Biden’s presidential campaign, confirmed his pledge in a tweet on Sunday night.
“I commit that I will pick a woman as Vice President.” <- the leadership we want and need. #DemDebate
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) March 16, 2020
Sanders also said he would probably do the same.
“My cabinet, my administration, will look like America,” Sanders said. “Last I heard, over half of the people in America are women, and that will be the representation in my cabinet and my administration.”
Biden and Sanders are essentially saying that when crafting a Cabinet, choosing a running mate, and appointing someone to the Supreme Court — the color of a person’s skin and the genitalia between their legs is more important than merit.
Beyond that, Biden is on his way to securing the Democratic nomination over Sanders.
On Tuesday night, Biden secured victories in the three states holding Democratic primary, which included Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
So the things Biden is saying and promising to do as president could potentially be a reality if he wins the nomination as expected and defeats President Donald Trump in the general election.
Trump officially became the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party on Tuesday night after securing resounding victories in both the Florida and Illinois primary elections.
Trump surpassed the 1,276 delegates needed to secure the nomination two months earlier than he did in 2016 when he battled more than a dozen candidates in the crowded field.
And, unsurprising to most, Trump has already made it clear he’s sticking with Vice President Mike Pence.