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Supreme Court Justice Barack H. Obama? Joe Biden says ‘Hell yes!’
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Supreme Court Justice Barack H. Obama? Joe Biden says ‘Hell yes!’

Never say 'never'

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared on Thursday's "Late Night with Stephen Colbert," where he discussed appointing former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court and more.

What are the details?

During a lengthy exchange with Colbert, Biden said that if he received the Democratic nomination for president and unseated incumbent President Donald Trump, he would appoint Obama to the Supreme Court.

"Have you called [Obama] for advice [on the campaign]?" Colbert asked. "Would you appoint him to the Supreme Court?"

"Hell yes!" he told Colbert grinning. "[But] I don't think he'd do it. ... He's fully qualified."

Colbert responded, "Have you asked Michelle Obama for advice?"

Biden hit back with a doozy.

"Only to be my vice president," he said. "I mean ..."

The crowd roared with applause and cheers, but Biden responded, "I'm only joking! Michelle, I'm joking! That was a joke."

Would Joe Biden Nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court?www.youtube.com

What else?

Elsewhere in the interview, Biden told Colbert that he was moved to run for president after the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots that took place in 2018.

Colbert asked the former vice president when he decided to run.

"Charlottesville," he said. "When those folks came out of the fields carrying torches with contorted faces, carrying Nazi flags, and chanting the same anti-Semitic bile that was chanted in the streets of Germany in the '30s, and accompanied by white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan."

Biden continued, "Those spewing hate were met by people who said 'Not in my town,' and a young woman was killed. When the president was asked about it, he said ... 'I thought there were very fine people on both sides.' No sitting president has ever said anything like that, making a moral equivalence between haters and folks who said, 'No, no, not in my town.'"

"I realized things weren't going to change very much with this president, and I think that ... we have to restore the soul of this country," he added.

Joe Biden Decided to Run for President After Charlottesvillewww.youtube.com

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