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According to a media report, President Donald Trump was contemplating nominating billionaire Peter Thiel for the Supreme Court of the United States back in 2016.

Who is Peter Thiel?

Peter Thiel is the billionaire co-founder of PayPal, who also happens to be a libertarian. If nominated, he would be the richest Supreme Court nominee of late, with an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion. Thiel is openly gay and is married to another man. He has put his support behind presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Ron Paul, Carly Fiorina, and Donald Trump. As a constitutionalist, Thiel would most likely work to defend the rights of Americans in every case.

Why would he be a good choice?

On today’s episode of “The News and Why It Matters,” Glenn Beck announced that he would like to see Peter Thiel nominated by President Trump. “Peter Thiel is a libertarian…[He] understands the kinds of complex communication and futuristic AI kinds of questions that the courts are going to be facing,” Glenn said.

“He wouldn’t always vote our way either,” Sara Gonzales mentioned, noting that Thiel is a libertarian, not a conservative.

Glenn replied, “Our way is the constitution, not a conservative. I want someone who will interpret the rights as they were intended.”

Watch the full clip above.

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