Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court, it is time to name his replacement on the D.C. Circuit Court.
When word got out that President Donald Trump interviewed Neomi Rao, who is of Indian descent, for the job, the media was absolutely stunned.
The appointment of Kavanaugh’s replacement on the circuit court is a huge story in the mainstream media right now.
No matter who Trump nominates, that individual is going to face considerable scrutiny.
President Trump knows this and is going to go to great lengths to ensure the nominee cannot be scrutinized at all.
Rao was recommended to the president by his former counsel Don McGahn.
Rao had previously served as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
In 2017, she was confirmed 54-41 by the Senate to run the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
She is currently working in the Office of Management and Budget.
With midterm elections just over a week away, this appointment is fairly significant.
Due to recent events, Trump is once again taking heat from the mainstream media over his alleged “racism.”
But what would the media do if Trump were to nominate a woman of color to the role?
Would they say he was trying to make the courts more diverse — or try to portray her as someone to merely make him appear proper in the eyes of the public?
In doing so, would they not be insulting the qualifications of Rao or any other candidate Trump puts forward?
Then, the question is if anyone would dare call them on it, including the candidate him or herself.
One thing we do know is that Trump will eventually put the person up for the position that truly deserves it — and that nominee will be completely supported by conservatives.