Black Caucus Meets Off Campus on Politics, #SCOTUS

Black Caucus Meets Off Campus on Politics, #SCOTUS


Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are holding their weekly meeting off the Capitol Hill campus today to discuss the pending Supreme Court nomination by President Obama and the 2016 campaign. Members of Congress may not use government property and resources for political reasons so the location of the meeting was outside the U.S. Capitol complex.

President Obama is expected to nominate someone to the U.S. Supreme Court within two weeks. Rumors and reports around an African American nominee have swirled with a focus on current Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Judge and Harvard law grad Ketanji Brown Jackson. A report in the National Law Review revealed that Jackson was being vetted by the White House.  Jackson also served as a Vice Chair and Commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission until 2014.

The Black Caucus meets from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday when the House is in session.

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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke