White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre appeared on MSNBC to decry the Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action, accusing the high court of “taking away important constitutional rights” while laughably calling President Biden “an expert” on jurisprudence.
She also carped that the ruling was “unheard of” and was “really wrong” to MSNBC host Ari Melber who then asked her if Biden was going to do something about it.
“This is really, really important and I know the American people are really tracking this, as they should be. Dobbs decision, that was something that was decided on a year ago. Really took away the freedoms from women. I think about abortion, I think about reproductive rights. And that was unprecedented. Now you fast-forward to what we saw last week, affirmative action. Again, taking away important constitutional rights that have been in place for a long time,” Jean-Pierre nonsensically responded.
“Let’s not forget the president, when he was a senator, he was the chair of the Judiciary Committee, he is an expert on this, he understands how this works. A lot of these unprecedented decisions that this SCOTUS has made, they have been held up in the past by Republicans, by Democrats, right? And so there’s so much changes [sic] that have happened in the past year. It is, you know, unheard of. It is really wrong what we’ve seen,” she added.
Karine Jean-Pierre claims race-based college admissions is one of Americans’ “important constitutional rights” pic.twitter.com/1pBoO9lAxE
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 8, 2023
We are told SCOTUS is “losing legitimacy” by issuing rulings that are “out of touch” or unpopular. That misunderstands the justices’ function, of course, but many of the same people who’ve engaged in such concern trolling will be screaming over today’s decision. Show them this: pic.twitter.com/wGoWhByiP0
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 29, 2023
Melber went on to ask the press secretary about legacy admissions and whether the White House had any official stance on them.
“What I can say at the moment, for now, is, one of the things, because as I mentioned, the president takes this very seriously, he’s an expert at this when it comes to judges and getting judges through. What we’ve done from day one is made sure that we, as we’re nominating judges and getting them through, federal judges, that they’ve been diverse. We’ve done 136 federal judges who are diverse and represent this country. And that is also important. So we’re going to keep that afoot, make sure that we continue to focus on that,” Jean-Pierre asserted.
“Don’t have anything to share on any actions that we’re taking, but certainly we’re going to be very vocal about it. We’re going to continue, as I mentioned, with the federal judges. We’re going to say, ‘This is wrong.’ It is unprecedented. This is what we’ve seen from this Supreme Court,” she continued.
I challenge Karine Jean-Pierre to show us where in the constitution it states that race based college admissions is an “important constitutional right”.
— Towncrier70 (@towncrier70) July 8, 2023
The Supreme Court ruled against the use of race as a factor in college admissions as a violation of the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause in their ruling on June 29. They basically called it un-American.
“A benefit to a student who overcame racial discrimination, for example, must be tied to that student’s courage and determination,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion that drove leftists over the edge.
“Or a benefit to a student whose heritage or culture motivated him or her to assume a leadership role or attain a particular goal must be tied to that student’s unique ability to contribute to the university. In other words, the student must be treated based on his or her experiences as an individual—not on the basis of race,” the opinion noted.
Twitter thrashed the press secretary who sees herself as a historic figure:
“When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.” – Thomas Sowell
— Jim Miller (@Jimm513) July 9, 2023
The sort of thing that someone has never actually wrote the constitution, or understood the constitution, would say
— Robin T (@RealRobinToupin) July 9, 2023
It’s racism. Work hard and be the best
— Steven Chell (@steven_chell) July 9, 2023
What Constitution is she reading?
They just make this stuff up as they go along.
— SophiaPv8 (@AfcnViolet) July 8, 2023
Haha constitutional rights!! Maybe she needs to read it, or just take a civics course!
— HarveyISinger (@UVharvey) July 8, 2023
There is nothing in the Constitution about college admissions or the government paying for it.
— MilbyDrysdale (@DrysdaleMilburn) July 8, 2023
The Constitution of what country?
— Bim (@CLFLAW) July 9, 2023
I can’t imagine waking up every day and thinking of practically nothing else but the color of my skin..and what I ain’t getting because of it.
— Ron Busch (@ron_busch6) July 9, 2023
What a joke. What colleges were doing with their “Affirmative Action” process was literally denying admission based on race. And that’s literally racist. It violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, which was created specifically to prevent discriminatory…
— Nick Flor + (@ProfessorF) July 8, 2023
Much like it never said Don’t Say Gay in the Florida bill, it never says race-based college admissions in the Constitution.
— Buildbackcommonsense (@nomandates23) July 9, 2023
Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE
DONATE TO AMERICAN WIRE
If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.
- Sen. Rick Scott: Schumer must include tighter border security to pass Biden funding bill - November 29, 2023
- Epstein drama impacted Harry And Meghan’s royal relationship, report says - November 29, 2023
- Supreme Court set to delve into post-Roe abortion disputes - November 29, 2023
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.