If you thought that we were out of the woods from a potential Hillary Clinton presidency, I am here to remind us all we are not.
Of course, it may sound completely out of reach and totally far-fetched, but who in their right mind thought that Joe Biden would be sitting in the White House now either?
The rumor mill in Washington D.C. is working overtime since Justice Breyer announced his retirement, and they are only getting louder
The theory is composed of 4 simple steps:
- Appoint Kamala Harris to Breyer’s empty seat.
- Appoint Hillary Clinton vice president to replace Kamala.
- Joe Biden retires before his term is up.
- Hillary Clinton becomes the first female president of the United States.
Speculation has been flying crazy since the announcement was made.
I had a nightmare last night. Sleepy Joe Biden appoints Kamala Harris to the Supreme Court. He appoints Hillary Clinton as his VP. Sleepy Joe resigned as President. Hillary becomes President.
— TheLeoTerrell (@TheLeoTerrell) January 27, 2022
JUST IN – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire (NBC) pic.twitter.com/jGKkRX0pl3
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 26, 2022
At this time, the White House denied that Kamala Harris is the potential SCOTUS pick, but has this administration been honest about anything?
What we are well aware of is that Biden had already promised that he would make a nomination based solely on race and gender.
Biden stated during his campaign that he wanted to pick a black woman for a SCOTUS seat on the bench.
While there are obviously other (and more) qualified black women in the country, Kamala’s approval ratings are far worse than Biden’s.
If he wants to get rid of her, now is the chance.
Biden should tap Harris for SCOTUS. He’ll get the first woman of color on the bench plus he’ll get to pick a new VP that people actually like.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) January 26, 2022
Biden at 2/25/20 Democratic debate in Charleston promising to nominate a black woman to Supreme Court. ('Not a joke.') It was night before Clyburn endorsement; critical moment in Biden candidacy. https://t.co/1zNwyaogcI pic.twitter.com/7CO0VZOyLr
— Byron York (@ByronYork) January 26, 2022
Trending Politics has more details on how this potential scenario could unfold:
First of all, Kamala Harris would need to be confirmed as Supreme Court Justice, prompting her resignation. Given that the Senate knows her all-too-well from her time as Senator and President of the Senate, they may be willing to throw her the SCOTUS seat just to be rid of her.
Next, Hillary Clinton would need to be nominated for vice president and confirmed by both houses of Congress. The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which was passed in 1967. Section 2 states:
“Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.”
It would be a highly contentious battle to get Hillary Clinton through the gates and into the Oval Office once again. If the Democrats have any intention of doing so, they’d better hurry.
This seems like an unlikely scenario. But if it’s one thing we’ve learned from the Biden presidency thus far: Expect the unexpected.
I truly would not be the least surprised if this is what they do.
lmao it gets better https://t.co/tnDoxatCmh
— curtmills (@CurtMills) January 27, 2022
.@trish_regan: "Joe knows he's doing a bad job, Kamala and her staff clearly know it's not going well and so the Democratic Party is floundering…and they're coming up with Hillary Clinton, that says it all."@JohnFBachman pic.twitter.com/QoVxoCTHuw
— Newsmax (@newsmax) January 21, 2022
You are still not sure about this, right?
Well, to show you that this isn’t as far out in the right field as many suspect, check out this article from the Boston Herald.
Just remember that Boston is dripping with blue and they all voted for Hillary and Joe in massive margins.
These blue-bloods are licking their chomps at this possibility too.
According to the Boston Herald:
Here are three things I’ve suggested that Joe Biden could do to save his train wreck of a presidency.
First get U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, 82, to retire. All right, that is done.
Now nominate Vice President Kamala Harris to take his place.
And then name Hillary Clinton, 74, to take Kamala’s place.
Presidency saved, at least for now.
If Old Joe is too far gone to seek re-election in 2024 — assuming he is still on the job — then Vice President Hillary Clinton, as heiress apparent, would be the Democrat nominee for president.
In the meantime, Harris would become the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, fulfilling at least one of Biden’s campaign promises.
It is true that Biden said recently he would run again, and that Harris would be his running mate. But that was before Breyer’s announcement that he would retire, thus giving Biden a plum appointment to the high court.
And nobody believed it anyway, given Harris’ less than stellar performance as vice president. Many Democrats would be relieved to get Harris on the court and away from the presidency.
Should a stumbling Biden then resign or be mentally or physically incapacitated and removed from office through the 25th Amendment, Hillary, as the new vice president, would be president without an election. And the Democrats, if not the country, would let out a sigh of relief.
That never-used amendment, by the way, allows a majority of Cabinet members to inform Congress that the president is unable to perform his duties and should be replaced.
Either way, Hillary Clinton would be running for president in 2024, and would face off — and seek revenge — against Donald Trump.
So what do you think?
Is this far fetched?
Or could Joe Biden actually attempt to pull this off?