Biden: ‘No One Ever Doubts That I Mean What I Say’ Staff | October 3, 2022 | 4:57pm EDT
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( - President Joe Biden gave an address on Sunday to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Phoenix Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., in which he declared that “no one ever doubts that I mean what I say.”

Biden made the remark in the context of his discussing Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson—whom he had nominated—taking her place on the Supreme Court.

“Look at what we witnessed yesterday,” Biden said. “I told you all I was going to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court, and we did.

“The first—not only the first Black Vice President, but the first member of the—Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America,” he said. “Think about that. Think about that.

“Look, I know by now no one ever doubts that I mean what I say,” Biden said. “The problem is I sometimes say all that I mean.

“But look what Ketanji Brown [Jackson]— the associate justice said it—said. ‘It took’—and her quote: ‘It took just one generation to go from segregation to the Supreme Court of the United States,’” said Biden. “That’s how she described—that’s how Justice Jackson described the feeling as we celebrated her confirmation at the White House this spring. It was one of the proudest days in office and a commitment that I kept.”

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