Beltway Briefing Podcast

World On Edge

February 27, 2022

Russia’s President Putin shook the world this week by sending troops into Ukraine and ordering its full-scale invasion despite fervent, months-long diplomatic efforts by President Biden and other western leaders to dissuade him from doing so. On Friday, Biden made history by announcing he would nominate federal Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Breyer. If she is confirmed by the Senate, Jackson would become the first Black woman to serve on the Court. Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer, Patrick Martin, Towner French, and Tristan Breaux discuss the historic significance of Judge Jackson’s nomination and ponder the economic and social effects of Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine, domestically and globally. And, as Biden readies to deliver his first State of the Union address next Tuesday, they discuss whether this chance for him to reset his political fortunes is destined to be overshadowed by the crisis in Eastern Europe.

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