According to sources inside the White House, President Biden has begun interviewing his top candidates to replace Justice Stephen Breyer when he retires from the Supreme Court.
The unnamed source told the Washington Post the President has interviewed two candidates, and possibly a third, so far. One of the people interviewed was Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who is rumored to be a top contender. She has served as a federal judge for nine years and worked as a public defender.
The second interview that has taken place, according to the source, was with Judge J. Michelle Childs. Childs has served as district judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina since 2010, and has the vocal support of Biden ally and Democrat influencer Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC).
The White House has also begun preparing staff and allies on how best to combat any political or media attacks on the SCOTUS nominee, signaling the President may make his decision soon.
ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK
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