Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on January 6, 2021 by Sundance
An interesting development in Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Attorney General tips-us-off to who the next likely supreme court nominee will be. As with everything in Obama’s third-term, if you watch the ‘other hand’ you will find the play…
We all know that Biden is an avatar for Obama’s third-term. Hence the plan by Team Obama and James Clyburn to secure the 2020 club nomination and then later insert Kamala Harris. As a result JoeBama’s first judicial move is a slightly stealthy one.
Joe Biden will announce DC Circuit Judge Merrick Garland (above right) for U.S. Attorney General on Thursday. That is the first move and the move everyone will pay attention to. However, watch the second move – that’s the one that matters.
Judge Garland is an important judge on the important DC Circuit Court. Garland’s replacement will be a senate confirmed seat for that court. Once that replacement is senate confirmed, we anticipate that person will be quickly elevated to a Supreme Court nomination to replace Justice Stephen Bryer, now 82-years-old. The senate will have no political ammunition to block or not confirm the radical SCOTUS pick because she will have been confirmed a few months before. It’s a smart play.
Garland himself is too old (69) and too centrist for the interests of the JoeBama ideology; but watch for Biden to move activist DC District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (50), twenty years Garland’s junior, into the DC Circuit Appeals Court role.
Despite her known activist ideology, Judge Kentanji Brown-Jackson will likely achieve senate confirmation without issue for the circuit court role. Soon thereafter Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer announces his departure, and Judge Brown-Jackson is quickly nominated as Bryer’s replacement.
Having passed senate confirmation recently, activist Judge Kentaji Brown Jackson -a black female who checks all the boxes- is then positioned to avoid senate challenge and will move swiftly through the SCOTUS confirmation process.
It is a typically Obama-esque play. As a stand alone nomination for SCOTUS she would be a radical pick; Justice Brown-Jackson is a known activist in the DC District Court; however, with this maneuver she could get through nomination easier and then sit on the highest court for thirty years.
Additionally, it is being reported Obama’s former White House Homeland Security Advisor, Lisa Monaco, will be selected to become Deputy Attorney General supporting Garland. Monaco becomes the insurance policy to keep an eye-out for the ideological needs of the JoeBama administration, and assist with the smart political targeting that will come from the DOJ.
Lisa Monaco, Second from right.