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Joe Biden says he’s open to nominating Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if he wins in 2020

Joe Biden says he's open to nominating Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if he wins in 2020

At a campaign event in Washington, Iowa Joe Biden was asked if he would nominate former president Barack Obama to the Supreme Court, to which he replied: ‘If he’d take it, yes’

The former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate made the comment while appearing at a campaign event in Washington, Iowa on Saturday.

An attendee asked if he would nominate Obama to sit on the highest court in the country.

In response, Biden replied: ‘If he’d take it, yes.’

Former President William Howard Taft served as chief justice from 1921 to 1930

If Obama is nominated – and confirmed by the Senate – it would make him only the second president ever to sit as a justice on the Supreme Court.

The first, and only, person to do so is William Howard Taft who served as president from 1909 to 1913.

In 1921, President Warren Harding appointed Taft as the 10th chief justice. He resigned in February 1930 due to his declining health and died the following month.