Eleanor Holmes Norton Laments: "Only Black We Have On The Court Is The Most Conservative Member"

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Washington D.C.'s representative in the U.S. Congress, said she thought President Obama would nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court since "the only black we have on the Court is a black man who is the most conservative member of the Court." Norton was referring to Justice Clarence Thomas.

"I understand members of the Congressional Black Caucus met at the White House with Valerie Jarrett. What did you talk about?" MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart asked Norton.

"She briefed us on the president's nominee," Norton said Friday morning on MSNBC. "There were some members saying that this was probably the president's last time to nominate who thought that maybe we could get a black woman. Remember, the only black we have on the court is a black man who is the most conservative member of the court. So there was some disappointment. On the other hand, no member of the black caucus has come out against this nominee."

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