Don Lemon rips ‘ignoramus’ GOP Sen. Kennedy for comments about Biden SCOTUS pick

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On Don Lemon Tonight Wednesday, Lemon called out Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) for comments he made recently in response to President Biden’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.

Speaking to Politico, Kennedy reportedly said, “Number one, I want a nominee who knows a law book from a J. Crew catalog. Number two, I want a nominee who’s not going to try to rewrite the Constitution every other Thursday to try to advance a woke agenda.”

“Senator Kennedy, really? You’re an ignoramus. You are just that dumb,” Lemon said. “And I’m embarrassed because I’m from Louisiana. You embarrassed Louisiana, all Louisianians.”

Like Biden, former President Trump once promised to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, touting her qualifications before he knew who his pick would be.

At a rally following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump said to a crowd that overwhelmingly cheered for a female nominee, “It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman. I haven’t chosen yet, but we have numerous women on the list.”

Lemon pointed out that Kennedy has already made up his mind about the future nominee’s qualifications, despite not yet knowing who it will be.

“Just when you think you’ve heard it all, even though the President of the United States has vowed that his nominee will have extraordinary qualifications, extraordinary character, extraordinary experience and integrity, the senator manages to insult her intelligence,” Lemon said. “Now I’ll remind you, before he even knows who she is, he insults her with a dumb quip about knowing the difference between a law book and a J. Crew catalog. Sounds a lot like he’s already decided that she’s going to have a so-called ‘woke agenda.’”

GOP icon Ronald Reagan made a similar campaign promise in 1980 to nominate a woman to the Supreme Court, yet Republicans like Kennedy, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who called Biden’s promise “offensive,” have ripped Biden for doing the same. Lemon believes that they, and others, are simply trying to stoke culture war outrage.

“They’re playing to the base with manufactured outrage over President Joe Biden’s vow to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court,” Lemon said. “They can’t hang their outrage on her education or her record or anything at all other than the one thing that they know: That she’s Black. They don’t even know who she is yet.”

Don Lemon Tonight airs weeknights at 9 p.m. on CNN.

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