During a campaign stop in Deocorah, Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said she likes the idea of Barack Obama sitting on the Supreme Court.
“I would certainly take that under advisement,” she said. “I mean he’s brilliant, and he can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials.”
She added “we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed so you’re going to have to help me on that, OK?”
This is nothing new. In 2015, before she announced her run, Clinton floated the idea of appointing Obama to the Supreme Court. She also mentioned possibly appointing him to her cabinet.
“I would of course consider him for the Supreme Court,” Clinton said. “I believe he would make a great justice, and he’s certainly qualified for the role. No US President has ever gone to the Supreme Court, nor has any individual ever served in all three branches of our government, so it would be unprecedented. But I agree; he’d definitely make for a great Supreme Court Justice, at a time when we need those seats filled with strong independent minds.”
Clinton’s claim regarding Obama’s professorship is as phony as everything else about her campaign. Obama was never a professor. He wasn’t even an adjunct. Read More
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