Clyburn says he wants to see a Black woman on the Supreme Court

House Majority Whip James Clyburn told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff that he wants an African American woman to sit on the Supreme Court. “The VP is good on style. But on substance, give me an African American woman on the Supreme Court,” the South Carolina Democrat said in an interview on Friday, July 31. “That’s where we determine how our democracy will be preserved.” The comments come as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to pick his running mate in the coming days. Clyburn was instrumental in Biden’s resounding victory in the South Carolina primary and the resurrection of his presidential campaign after disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire.

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