Jen Psaki Refuses To Bail Out Ted Cruz On SCOTUS Remarks

Jen Psaki Refuses To Bail Out Ted Cruz On SCOTUS Remarks

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday said that she could not explain Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) opposition to a Black woman on the Supreme Court because she “blissfully” is not a spokesperson for him.

At the close of Wednesday’s White House briefing, Psaki was asked why Cruz opposed President Joe Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman to the high court while he supported former President Donald Trump’s decision to nominate a white woman.

“I think that’s really a question for Sen. Cruz,” Psaki said. “There was never an objection by Sen. Cruz to Donald Trump promising he’d nominate a woman in 2020.”

“The president’s view is the notion that there has not been a Black woman ever on the Supreme Court in 230 years is a problem with the process, not a lack of qualified, credentialed people to consider and nominate,” she added.

A reporter followed up by asking Psaki to explain Cruz’s thinking.

“That’s exactly why I called out this issue yesterday,” Psaki remarked. “But I am blissfully not a spokesperson for Sen. Cruz. So he can best answer that question.”

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