SHARPTON: “Now in your opinion, should the seat be filled as soon as possible by President Obama?”
OGLETREE: “I think that President Obama should fill the seat. I know Republicans are having fits and I’m sure I’ll get negative press about this, but he should have the opportunity, as any president has, to appoint the successor, and that should be a woman, I think, a woman of color, I think, and there are a lot of people, and I won’t mention names because I don’t want to in a sense prevent anybody from being appointed, but I think President Obama should appoint somebody right away, and somebody who will fill that seat, and there will be five Democrats appointed by President Obama on the Supreme Court.”
Is anyone surprised that there would be a call for a black person? No qualifications necessary except black. Don’t we already a woman Judge who determines things on race on the Supreme Court? Clarence Thomas is not considered black enough by the left.