WATCH: Cotton challenges Biden nominee for saying all Americans have “racial bias”

During his questioning of Vanita Gupta, Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general, Senator Tom Cotton asked Gupta about her past comments in which she claimed all Americans have some form of “implicit bias” and “racial bias.”

Cotton said “Last summer, nine months ago, you were in front of this committee and Senator Cornyn said, ‘Do you believe that all Americans are racist?’ You replied, ‘Yes, I think that we all have implicit biases and racial biases. Yes, I do.’ So, Ms. Gupta, I ask you, against which races do you harbor racial bias?”

Gupta replied “Senator Cotton… the yes was to say that all of us have implicit bias.”

“This was an exchange also that Judge Garland had with Senator Kennedy during his hearing,” she continued. “I believe that we all have implicit bias. It doesn’t mean that we are harboring any racism at all; these are unconscious assumptions and stereotypes that can get made. And I remember that summer in the exchange with Senator Cornyn that we were discussing systemic racism and implicit bias, and my response was to say that all of us have implicit bias.”