Moments after it was reported that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, Fox News began running wild with unfounded speculation about who President Joe Biden will nominate to replace the liberal justice.
According to Fox’s supposed “straight news” anchor Harris Faulkner and her colleague Kayleigh McEnany, one “credible” theory that is that Biden will try to place Vice-President Kamala Harris on the bench in order to push her out of the White House.
Prior to even winning the Democratic presidential primary in 2020, Biden promised he would nominate the first-ever Black woman to the Supreme Court if the opportunity arose. His administration has repeated that promise since the election, with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reaffirming last year that Biden “remains by that commitment.”
Discussing the breaking news on midday panel show Outnumbered, the hosts first took issue with Biden’s pledge to fill the open spot with a Black woman.
“We know what Joe Biden does best is placate to the radical element and radical aggressive base of his party that he believes is the majority,” Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren huffed.
“Now again I’m sure it would be… a Black woman, he’s got a dedication to that,” the right-wing firebrand added. “We saw how well that worked out with Kamala Harris. but here’s to hoping he had a better choice in mind for this position.”
After Fox News legal analyst Jonathan Turley suggested that only considering a Black woman for the position is “discrimination” and illegal, Faulkner then pondered that this could be a way for Biden to rid himself of Harris—who is potentially the tie-breaking vote in the Senate for a Supreme Court confirmation—amid her plunging poll numbers.
“So this person has to be a woman, she’s got to be Black and she has to be younger,” the so-called “straight news” anchor said. “Anyone thinking what I’m thinking? They don’t know what to do with Kamala Harris in the White House right now. I can’t be the only person seeing this!”
Adding that she’s “chatted about it” with McEnany, Faulkner said she’s…