House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) is speaking out this week to claim that Hillary Clinton would have beaten Donald Trump in 2016 if Barack Obama had nominated a black woman to the Supreme Court.

Clyburn complained to The Hill that Obama chose the now-Attorney General Merrick Garland, a white man, to fill the seat that was vacated by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.

“I’ll always believe that if this had been done when Garland’s name went up that Hillary Clinton would have been president,” Clyburn said. “All you’ve got to do is look at voter turnout. Look at Hillary Clinton’s turnout.”

“I just think the black vote would have been much more incentivized in Michigan, for instance, and other places, that I think would have made a huge difference,” he added. “It would have given her a much better message to run on.”

Obama was not successful in getting Garland confirmed, however, and Trump ended up filling Scalia’s seat by appointing Neil Gorsuch after he took office.

Clyburn’s comments came the same day that Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed, making her the first black woman to be appointed to the highest court in the land.

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While running for office in 2020, Biden had publicly promised Clyburn that he would appoint a black woman to the Supreme Court. He made good on this promise by appointing Jackson to fill the seat that is being vacated by retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, who had been pressured by the left to step down so that a younger liberal judge could be appointed to the Supreme Court during Biden’s presidency.

As per usual, Clyburn was quick to make yesterday all about race, just as he does with everything else.

“You’ve got to remind people what Democrats are about. Democrats are about making this country’s greatness accessible and affordable for all its people,” he said. “Democrats produced the first black president. Democrats produced the first black vice president. Democrats put the first black woman on the Supreme Court.”

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), a black Republican, defiantly refused to vote for Jackson, however.

“I did not vote for her for a lower court because I believe that her judicial philosophy is inconsistent [with] what is in the best interest of our judiciary,” he said, according to WISTV. “It’s not Biden’s Supreme Court; it’s America’s Supreme Court.”

“The number of her cases that have been overturned only reinforces the fact that this requires a deeper look,” he continued. “And the deeper I look, the more I realize that her judicial philosophy is antithetical to mine.”