Maddi Morgan, an 11-year-old Washington, D.C. resident, wrote a letter to President Joe Biden arguing that as a “black woman” she meets his standards to serve on the Supreme Court.
“There aren’t really many requirements to be a part of the Supreme Court. You just have to be appointed by the president. So, I thought, why not? And I just shot my shot,” Morgan wrote to Biden, per CBS News.
NEW SCOTUS NOMINEE? When 11-year-old Maddi heard President Biden was looking for a new Supreme Court Justice, she took it upon herself to submit an application by writing a letter to the White House explaining why they should consider adding her to the shortlist. pic.twitter.com/kvBnf4T2vr
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 10, 2022
Morgan noted that Biden has pledged to appoint a black woman to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Anthony Breyer, and said, “Well THAT’S ME!”
- “Children don’t have a voice in this country. Give them a small one,” she also said.
“While it’s clear that Maddi is very bright, gifted at making a case, and will go on to do great things, I cannot comment on the Supreme Court vetting process,” commented White House spokesman Andrew Bates.