Who is Michelle Childs? Joe Biden regime called 'banana republic' for new SCOTUS pick

Judge J Michelle Childs is among multiple people being considered by President Joe Biden as a Supreme Court nominee


                            Who is Michelle Childs? Joe Biden regime called 'banana republic' for new SCOTUS pick
Joe Biden has been slammed for the nomination of Michelle Childs (Wikimedia and Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

The White House has confirmed that South Carolina US District Judge J Michelle Childs is among multiple people being considered by President Joe Biden as a Supreme Court nominee. "Judge Childs is among multiple individuals under consideration for the Supreme Court, and we are not going to move her nomination on the Court of Appeals while the President is considering her for this vacancy," White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 83, informed Biden of his plans to retire. Breyer's announcement has now cleared the path for Biden to nominate his replacement to the Supreme Court. Breyer served on the Court since 1994. Of the three judges appointed by Democratic presidents, Breyer happens to be the most senior judges.

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Biden had earlier said that he would appoint the first African-American woman to the Supreme Court because the court should "look like the country". Never has a Black woman been nominated to the highest court. Other potential replacements include Judge Leondra Kruger of the California Supreme Court, Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner of the US District Court Georgia and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, United States circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Once a replacement is nominated by Biden, Senate Democrats would likely be holding a confirmation hearing and also hold proceedings while Breyer is still on the bench.

Rep Jim Clyburn has expressed his support for Michelle Childs to replace Breyer. “She’s from South Carolina. I’ve known her most of her life, and she is an incredibly smart woman,” Clyburn said. “She is president(-elect) of the (Federal) Judges Association, and she has the kind of diverse background in life, and education, and work.”

“She has been a state judge. She’s now a federal judge. She’s a graduate of a public university down in Florida (University of South Florida) and a public law school here in South Carolina (University of South Carolina), an incredibly smart woman that I believe would do well,” Clyburn added. Referring to Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, he said, "And I know that Michelle Childs will have the support of several Republicans, including the two Republican senators from South Carolina." Clyburn told ABC News that Scott and Graham are both “very high on Michelle Childs, and so I think that both of them would vote for her if her name were to be put in nomination.”

Who is Michelle Childs?

Julianna Michelle Childs, born in 1966, is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. She has previously served as a circuit court judge based in Columbia, South Carolina. Michelle Childs, who earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of South Florida, is considered an expert in employment and labor law. She got a master’s degree in personnel and employment relation, and also her law degree, from the University of South Carolina.

Childs worked for the law firm Nexsen Pruet, LLC, after her graduation. Here, she became the firm's first African-American partner. In 2016, she was elected to Richland County Circuit Court in 2006 by the South Carolina General Assembly. She served there until she took up her current position as a US Circuit Judge.

'Banana republic'

After the announcement of the nominees, including that of Childs, Biden's regime has been slammed as a 'banana republic' on Twitter. "NO, because she does not have the political connection to Jim Clyburn, Michelle Childs does. That's how our banana republic works," one user wrote. Another commented, "The WH confirmed that SC District Court Judge, Michelle Childs is being considered as a replacement for Justice Stephen Breyer. Yes of course, she’s the right sex & color for the Democrats! I would be insulted if they choose me, not for my accomplishments, but for an ideology Sad".



 



 

Some social media users also seem to support Childs and believe that she could bring about a positive change. "Nominating Michelle Childs would be significant not only because she’d be the first Black woman, but she’s also a state school law grad. Justices aren’t only made at Harvard or Yale, but right here at home in South Carolina," one user wrote. "Michelle Childs on the SCOTUS as a state school grad would be a really positive signal to tons of aspiring lawyers out there… you don’t and will never need Ivy League pedigree to get on the highest court in the land," wrote another.