Hillary Clinton doubled down on her desire to have Barack Obama on the Supreme Court arguing that it is a “fascinating idea.”
Thursday, in an interview on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, Clinton said it “it would be worth the effort” to nominate Obama to the Supreme Court because “he is a brilliant writer [and] he taught constitutional law.” (RELATED: Hillary Thinks It’s A ‘Great Idea’ To Appoint Obama To The Supreme Court [VIDEO]
Asked if she had “given more thought” to nominating Obama to the Supreme Court, Clinton said, “Well, I have no idea that he’d ever be interested but it was a fascinating idea and if I’m so fortunate enough to be president and get the opportunity to get to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, which I hope I do, then I would certainly talk to him about it. I think he has other plans for his future, by hey, it would be worth the effort. We know he is a brilliant writer, he taught constitutional law so I think it’s worth a try.”
During a Tuesday campaign stop, Clinton said it would be a “great idea” to appoint President Obama to the Supreme Court.
However, prior to Clinton’s interview on CNN, The Hill reports that during Thursday’s daily brief, White House press secretary Josh Earnest poured cold water on the idea claiming, “My guess is, [Obama’s] aspirations for his post-presidency extend beyond a Supreme Court appointment.”