Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told reporters on Saturday he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it.”
“Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. ‘If he’d take it, yes,'” reported Wall Street Journal reporter Ken Thomas on Twitter. (RELATED: Biden Explains Why He Is Rejecting Impeachment Subpoena Demands)
Biden asked here in Washington, Iowa, if he would ever nominate former President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. “If he’d take it, yes,” Biden says.
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) December 28, 2019
New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan also confirmed Biden’s desire to see his former running mate on the Supreme Court.
Biden, in Washington, Iowa, is asked if he would nominate Obama to the Supreme Court. “If he’d take it, yes,” Biden says.
— Thomas Kaplan (@thomaskaplan) December 28, 2019
On the campaign trail, Biden has on several occasions mentioned his loyalty to Obama including paying tribute to the former 44th president on “National Best Friends Day.” (RELATED: Chris Cuomo Presses Democratic Rep On Biden Refusal To Testify: ‘Exactly What You Just Impeached The President For’)
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 9, 2019
Biden has remained the frontrunner throughout Democratic presidential primary despite the absence of Obama’s endorsement.
When asked if he wanted the former president to endorse him if the election was to come down to three contenders, Biden told Politico, “No, because everyone knows I’m close with him. I don’t need an Obama endorsement.” (RELATED: Graham Makes His Move — Requests Documents On Ukraine, Joe And Hunter Biden)
The former vice president currently leads the Democratic presidential field with an approval average of 28.1%, according to RealClearPolitics.