Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president.
At a campaign event in Iowa, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices.
When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she absolutely lit up with excitement by the recommendation.
“Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow,” Mrs. Clinton said. “He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you, that’s a great idea.
“I mean, he’s brilliant, he can set forth an argument and he was a law professor,” she added. “So he’s got all the credentials, but we would have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed. Clinton doubled down on her desire to have Barack Obama on the Supreme Court arguing that it is a “fascinating idea.”
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.”
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. 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.”