Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he would nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if he won the presidency, according to several reports.
Speaking to reporters in Iowa, Biden was asked about whether Obama could get the nod to the nation’s highest court.
“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,’” wrote Wall Street Journal reporter Ken Thomas on Twitter.
New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan confirmed the former vice president’s “If he’d take it, yes,” statement.
If Biden were elected president in 2020 and nominated Obama, it wouldn’t be unprecedented.
Former President William Howard Taft, who was in office from 1909 to 1913, was the 10th supreme justice of the Supreme Court. He was the first and only person to serve as both a president and as justice.