People anticipate that Joe Biden will tap Dough Jones, the former U.S. Senator, to guide his Supreme Court candidate through the Senate approval process,
Biden hasn’t named the one to replace Stephen Breyer, the retiring Supreme Court Justice. The president said he would nominate a black woman for the position. She will be the first black woman to fill the job in the country’s history.
Biden is expected o name the candidate before the end of February. He has a huge list of candidates: Jones Michelle Childs, a federal judge of South Carolina.
“We intend to have that team in place before the president makes that [Supreme Court] selection,” Psaki said. “And it won’t just be one person.”
In 2020, she lost to senator Tommy Tuberville in a tough re-election contest.
Jones will aid Biden’s candidate in steering the Senate endorsement process, including one-on-one private meetings with influential senators. The senators will determine the fate of the candidate.
Jones’ relations with officials in both parties will serve as a vital asset. The New York times reported Jones’ new role.
In 1963, the former U.S. attorney prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen for murdering black Americans. He has shown exemplary leadership skills.
Jones and Biden have been friends for a long time. They first met about four decades at Samford university when he introduced Biden.
Biden met with Chuck Grassley, D-Ill, Dick Durbin, and R-Iowa on Tuesday at the white house following the vacancy.
According to Durbin, Biden seeks the participation from both parties and hopes that the Senate will approve the candidate that he will pick forty days after a nominee is sent to the upper chamber by the white house.