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WH says Biden is committed to nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court

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During a White House briefing on Tuesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is still committed to nominating an African American woman to the Supreme Court.

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- [INAUDIBLE] on the Supreme Court. About a year ago, I would say, President Biden, then candidate Biden, committed to putting a Black woman on the Supreme Court. Of course, today's appointments and news kind of generated some buzz on who those folks might be. Is there any update, anything you could advance for us on Vice President Biden's efforts to put a Black person on the Supreme Court or any kind of short-list situation to that end?

JEN PSAKI: It would require there being an opening on the Supreme Court, of course. There is not an opening on the Supreme Court. Look, I think there is an incredible group of nominees the president announced today. As someone who served for 17 years on the Senate Judiciary Committee as chairman and ranking member, he has a long history on judicial appointments.

This is a priority for him, but our focus is on getting the Senate to confirm these group of nominees and to continue to build a pipeline of additional highly-qualified nominees who are going to reflect the values the president has outlined.

- [INAUDIBLE] commitments on the table?

JEN PSAKI: Of course. To nominate an African American woman to the Supreme Court? Yes, absolutely. It certainly is. Yeah.