Hillary Clinton says it would be a “great idea” to appoint President Obama to the Supreme Court.
Tuesday, during a campaign rally in Decorah, Iowa, Clinton looked gleeful when asked if she would consider appointing Obama to the bench, for life, saying, “Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow.”
As ABC News reports, Clinton followed up claiming that Obama “may have a few other things to do but I tell you that’s a great idea.”
The next president of the United States may have the opportunity to appoint upwards of three Supreme Court justices.
Clinton said that she would “certainly” take the suggestion of appointing Obama “under advisement.” Adding Obama is “brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.”
Clinton added, “Now we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed so you’re going to have to help me on that, Okay?”
In 2014, The New Yorker asked Obama about the possibility of becoming a Justice and Obama, who was tempted by the idea, said, “I love the law, intellectually… I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students. But I think being a Justice is a little bit too monastic for me. Particularly after having spent six years and what will be eight years in this bubble, I think I need to get outside a little bit more.”