One of President Joe Biden's top advisers helping him work through the Supreme Court nomination process is an advocate of critical race theory and sits on the board of Black Lives Matter.
What are the details?
President Joe Biden announced on Feb. 3 that Minyon Moore would advise him on the Supreme Court nomination process.
A press release from the Biden administration explained that Moore “is a top public affairs strategist and organizer” who will “mobilize a nationwide engagement effort focused on confirmation.” The press release explained that Moore previously worked for the Clinton administration and served as CEO of the Democratic National Committee.
But the press release failed to disclose that Moore currently sits on the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation’s board of directors, the Washington Examiner reported. It is not clear when Moore joined the board, although she was not listed as a board member last year.
Meanwhile, Moore is also a proponent of critical race theory.
According to the Examiner, Moore recently admitted that she speaks with Kimberlé Crenshaw — a prominent lawyer and leading scholar of CRT — each Monday.
In a recent discussion with Crenshaw and others, Moore asked Crenshaw how progressive activists can empower Americans to fight back against the agenda they believe is antithetical to theirs, citing Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's 11 day-one executive actions.
"I know that critical race [theory] is one part of it, intersectionality is another, and you have a lot of people that really are interested in helping," Moore told Crenshaw. "It’s almost like we are on this Zoom right now to say, 'Please, baby, please, please, please tell us."
What did the WH say?
The White House said in a statement that Biden is "proud" that Moore is advising him.
"The President is proud to have Minyon Moore on his team as he prepares to announce and confirm an extraordinarily qualified nominee after seeking the recommendations of Republicans and Democrats in the Senate," White House spokesman Andrew Bates told the Examiner.
Meanwhile, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation told Fox News that Moore "has been required to cease all involvement in matters pertaining to her work with Black Lives Matter while she is part of the White House confirmation team."
The White House confirmed that Moore will not work for any other organizations while she advises the president.
Biden has interviewed three finalists for the Supreme Court nomination — all of whom are black women, just as Biden promised — and his nomination announcement is expected by Monday, NBC News reported.