Fox News Star Says Biden Chose Kamala Harris Over Race

( Tomi Lahren, the firebrand conservative commentator on Fox Nation, suggested recently that President Joe Biden’s decision to choose Kamala Harris as his running mate means his decision to nominate the first African American woman to the nation’s highest court could go very wrong.

When it was revealed that Justice Stephen Breyer would be retiring on Wednesday, President Biden quickly started pushing his earlier promise to nominate somebody based on their sex and race, prompting Lahren to ponder why he still thinks this way after nominating perhaps the worst vice-presidential in modern history.

“But I’m wondering the kind of justice he would nominate…now again I’m sure it would be, as Guy said, a Black woman, he’s got a dedication to that…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,” she said on an episode of Fox News’ Outnumbered.

It prompted a strange, unfounded, and malicious attack from Colby Hall, a writer for Mediaite, who claimed that she “appeared to say the quiet part out loud” and that a “reasonable” person would interpret the comments as Lahren saying that a black woman being nominated to the court wouldn’t be up to the task.

The inaccurate claim, however, would mean that nobody can object to a president nominating a supreme court justice on the basis of race and gender. It’s not good logic.

It prompted Lahren to hit back at the claim. She pointed to the obvious fact that picking a nominee “based solely on race, gender and identity politics” is what she was focusing on…and that her detractors know that, too.

If African American women make up a small minority of qualified attorneys with the appropriate experience to sit on the Supreme Court, then what are the chances that President Joe Biden’s upcoming nomination will be the perfect candidate for the job?

This is about probability and meritocracy…not race.