The letter, penned by incoming White House counsel Dana Remus, asks senators to supply various names based mostly on race, ethnicity, nationwide origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender id, faith, veteran standing and incapacity.
Remus requested that each one recommendations be despatched “as quickly as potential and never later than January 19, 2020,” indicating that Biden intends to prioritize filling vacant seats upon assuming workplace.
“Joe Biden proudly championed the historic confirmations of Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan, and reshaped the Senate Judiciary Committee to mirror the variety and breadth of America,” transition spokesman Jamal Brown mentioned in an announcement.
“As president, he’ll nominate the primary Black girl to the Supreme Court, and appoint judges who share his dedication to the rule of legislation, and upholding particular person civil rights and civil liberties.”
If both of the incumbent Republicans, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, holds onto their seats, their get together will keep its Senate majority.
If Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock each prevail, nevertheless, Democrats would acquire management of the Senate due to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote as president of the Senate.
“Send me these two males,” Biden mentioned throughout a rally for the 2 Democratic candidates earlier this month, “and we are going to management the Senate and alter the lives of individuals in Georgia.”