Joe Biden Says He'd Appoint Obama To Supreme Court and As Michelle VP If Elected
During an interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Biden opened up about many topics.
Then what really stands out is what his response was during the lightning round of questions near the end of the interview.
Colbert asked Biden about Obama: “Have you called him for advice?” Biden replied: “I’ve called – I talk to Barack...I guess now it’s about three, four weeks ago.” Colbert then proposed a new job for the former president: “Would you appoint him to the Supreme Court?”
Of course, all the liberals in the audience [that's the only kind of audience he can get] started cheering and clapping, as Biden replied, “Hell – yes. I don’t think he’d do it, but I’d...He was a constitutional professor at the University of Chicago.
Colbert made the remark that he was a Constitutional lawyer, Biden replied, "No, no, I understand. He’s fully qualified, fully qualified.”
I only wish the Constitution actually meant something to Obama.
Colbert then asked Biden if he ever asked Michelle Obama for advice? Biden joked: “Only to be my vice president.” The liberals once again lit up with glee, but he clarified: “I’m only joking! Michelle, I’m joking. That was a joke.”
In addition to pushing for Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama, Colbert also compared him to the other prominent 2020 candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders:
What do you say to Democratic voters [who say] that you’re not progressive enough? That you’re – that incremental change is not what we need right now, and that Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, who are calling for broader systemic change, are what we need right now?...You’re going to be on stage with Elizabeth Warren for the first time....Is it going to be rough and tumble? Because it’s gonna be broad systematic change and what people say is incrementalism. They’re looking for a fight, sir.
Biden then went on to talk about how bold and progressive he really is,
"The boldest thing I would change is the way we deal with climate change. I would invest right now $400 billion in what we’re doing, I would change the way in which we invest. [Applause] Look, think about this – if we took the money available to us and we invested it in a – in health care in a way to find cures, I have forgotten more about the cancer fight than most people know. We could, in fact, be curing major pieces of cancer. We could be taking on Alzheimer’s. We should – there’s so much we can do that is bold, very bold. And I’m on the only one proposing."