U.S. Rep. Clyburn is pushing former Judge Michelle Childs, a former S.C. attorney appointed to the federal bench in 2010, to be President Joe Biden’s first Supreme Court pick. Biden pledged to appoint a Black woman to the high Court during the debate in Charleston before the South Carolina primary. Source: NYT

Clyburn’s staff is one of the most diverse in Congress, according to a recent assessment. Source: Politico

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday, as the U.S. marked 500,000 dead from COVID-19: “Even under the best of circumstances, this would have been a very serious problem … However, that does not explain how a rich and sophisticated country can have the most percentage of deaths and be the hardest-hit country in the world.” Source: Reuters

A South Carolina hotline providing rent assistance has been overwhelmed since it opened last week. Source: WRDW-TV

Nearly 100 businesses in South Carolina announced on Monday that they want the state to pass a hate crime law. Currently, it is one of just three states without a law that adds extra punishment for hate-motivated crimes. Source: Associated Press

160: The number of Confederate symbols taken down in 2020 across the country. Source: AP

In The NYT, columnist Jamelle Bouie argues Democrats have the majority, now it’s time to do something with it. Source: NYT

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