Senate Democrats appointing the first Black woman on the court could ignite the progressive base and donors, but experts warn it’s not enough.
- Democrats are given the chance to confirm the nation’s first Black woman to the high court.
- A new justice would give Democrats a win before the midterms, which tend not to favor the party in power.
- Some experts say Democrats will need to do more to energize voters.
The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered Democrats a glimmer of hope for their prospects in the 2022 midterm elections, when potential Republican victories could threaten Democratic majorities in Congress.
With President Joe Biden’s agenda stalled and his approval numbers plummeting even among Democrats amid rising inflation, political observers have predicted the possibility of a Republican wave in November.
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