There are growing speculations that President Biden could tap embattled Vice President Kamala Harris to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in line with his promise to Americans that he will appoint a Black woman to the High Court.

On Wednesday, Kayleigh McEnany, who served as a White House spokeswoman for former President Donald Trump, endorsed the improbable idea that Harris could get the nomination as a way, partly to end the controversies surrounding the Vice President, the New York Post reported.

“I think it’s a theory that could be credible,” McEnany said while co-hosting the “Outnumbered” show on Fox News with Harris Faulker. It came amid the breaking reports that Breyer plans to retire after the court recesses at the end of June, believed to make the news official by Thursday.

Accordingly, critics say Biden would also need a less politically tainted running mate for 2024. Harris, an African American and South Asian American, is a lawyer and was attorney general of California, CNN noted.

“Politically speaking, if you are not happy with your vice president, and you want her in a different role, there’s no greater role than on the Supreme Court,” she said. “I think she’s at least on the shortlist.”

During the Democratic primary, the President had repeatedly said he would pick a Black woman as his first Supreme Court nominee.

"I’m looking forward to making sure there's a Black woman on the Supreme Court, to make sure we, in fact, get every representation," he said before the party's South Carolina primary at the time, during which he also revealed he had been making the list of possible SCOTUS candidates as early as June 2020.

Faulkner reiterated Biden’s vows and said that “it’s hard not to see, at least, [Harris] makes the list.”

McEnany would then agree with Faulkner, adding that she was considering the possibility of Harris taking over the nation's highest court from the moment news of Breyer’s retirement hit the headlines.

Meanwhile, when asked about the issue during daily press briefings, current White House press secretary Jen Psaki maintained that Biden “has every intention, as he said before, of running for re-election and for running for re-election with Vice President Harris on the ticket as his partner,” per Politico.

Kamala Harris
Harris, an African American and South Asian American, is a lawyer and was attorney general of California. Ludovic Marin/Getty Images

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