Biden Says He Would Nominate Obama For Supreme Court 'If He’d Take It'
2020 candidate open to nominating former president
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court “if he’d take it."
The 2020 hopeful told reporters on Saturday he would be open to nominating Obama if he won the election.
Wall Street Journal reporter Ken Thomas on reported on Twitter:
“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.'”
Thomas Kaplan from the New York Times also confirmed Biden’s wish to see Obama on the Supreme Court.
Biden has frequently mentioned his loyalty to Obama on his campaign trail, including paying tribute to him on “National Best Friends Day.”
But Obama hasn't returned any of Biden's love.
According to a NewsThud report in November, Obama warned Democrats that “Biden doesn’t have it.”
2020 Democratic candidates met Obama at his office in D.C. this year, revealed his advice on candidate vying for the White House, Politico’s Ryan Lizza reported.
Here are some takeaways from what Obama said about Biden:
“Sometimes, he offers candid advice about his visitors’ strengths and weaknesses. With several lesser-known candidates, according to people who have talked to him or been briefed on his meetings, he was blunt about the challenges of breaking out of a large field. His advice is not always heeded."
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
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
He told Patrick earlier this year that it was likely “too late” for him to secure “money and talent” if he jumped in the race.
Occasionally, he can be cutting.
With one candidate, he pointed out that during his own 2008 campaign, he had an intimate bond with the electorate, especially in Iowa, that he no longer has.
Then Obama added, “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden.”
Last month, Obama also warned he would 'step in' if the Democrats nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders.
According to Politico, Obama has said in private he'd speak out against Sanders if it looked like he could actually win.
"Back when Sanders seemed like more of a threat than he does now, Obama said privately that if Bernie were running away with the nomination, Obama would speak up to stop him," the report says.