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Collins Faults Biden for ‘Clumsy’ Handling of Breyer Replacement

  • GOP senator calls pledge to pick Black woman overly political
  • Democrats hope to gain Collins vote for Supreme Court pick
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Biden Pledges 'Historic Candidate' to Fill Breyer Seat

Republican Senator Susan Collins criticized President Joe Biden for his “clumsy” handling of the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, saying the president’s pledge to pick a Black woman is overly political. 

The comments by a moderate Republican signal that Democrats may fall short in their hopes to have bipartisan support for whomever Biden picks, given Collins is one of the most likely to vote in favor of the nominee.