Carlson seems to think Biden isn’t appointing enough white men.
“Out of 97 federal judges confirmed under Joe Biden, the total number of white men: five,” the prime-time cable TV personality griped on Monday night. “Twenty-two is Black women, so this is race-based hiring. It’s illegal!”
The federal judiciary is overwhelmingly white and male. The American Bar Association said last year that 70% of all lifetime-appointed federal judges are male, and 78% are white. In addition, the organization said 16 states have no federal trial judges of color at all.
The problem only got worse under Donald Trump, who appointed the smallest share of nonwhite judges in more than 25 years (with no complaint from Carlson).
Steele was blunt in pointing that out on Twitter:
The clip was part of a larger rant in which Carlson complained “no administration has ever looked less like America … than the Biden administration” and said Biden was “discriminating against certain classes of people who don’t vote for them.”
Carlson’s other critics chimed in: