“Of course,” press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at the White House. “Yes, absolutely – it certainly is.”
Mr. Biden announced an initial slate of 11 judicial nominees on Tuesday.
The nominees include U.S. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who Mr. Biden announced as a pick for the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals – a court seen as a stepping stone for Supreme Court nominees.
Ms. Psaki said Mr. Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is prioritizing judicial nominees in general.
“It would require there being an opening on the Supreme Court, of course – there is not an opening on the Supreme Court,” Ms. Psaki said. “Our focus is on getting the Senate to confirm this 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.”
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