Since joining ABC’s The View as a co-host last year, Raven-Symoné has sometimes come off as clueless on certain topics.
You can now add the US Supreme Court to that list.
On Thursday, the former That’s So Raven star was part of a discussion about the US Supreme Court.
Moderator Whoopi Goldberg was furious that the US Senate has not even considered President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death of conservative justice Antonin Scalia.
Symone, 30, remarked that she ‘doesn’t know that much about politics’ then asked if Supreme Court justices were elected by the people.
For the record, they are not.
They are nominated by the president and must be confirmed by the US Senate. During his years in office, Obama has appointed liberal-leaning justice Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor.
The conversation was sparked by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump this week unveiled a list of his potential nominees to the high court if elected.
A child star who got her start on The Cosby Show, Symonè has had plenty of bumpy moments on The View.
Her own father spoke out publicly when she said if she were an employer looking to make a hire, she would not consider any names that sounded too ethnic like ‘Watermelondrea.’
But insists she doesn’t let any of the criticism get her down.
‘I’m in a job where it’s about opinions and it’s about my opinion on certain things and so everyone gets scrutinized for their opinion even though we live in America and we’re supposed to have free speech,” she told E! News at her 30th birthday party last December.
‘I think that the best way that I can handle it is say my piece, stand behind my truth and move on myself.’