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Obama on Supreme Court a 'Great Idea,' Hillary Clinton Exclaims

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens at a cabinet meeting at the White House on November 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (T.J. Kirkpatrick-Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 02:09 PM

President Barack Obama would make a great Supreme Court justice, Hillary Clinton said at an Iowa rally on Tuesday.

"Wow, what a great idea! Nobody has ever suggested that to me. Wow. I love that," Clinton exclaimed when one audience member suggested as much, The New York Times reported

"I’ll be sure to take that under advisement," she said as the crowd burst into applause. "I mean, he’s brilliant. He can set forth an argument, and he was a law professor, so he’s got all the credentials. Now, we do have to get a Democratic Senate to get him confirmed."

"He may have a few other things to do," Clinton added with a chuckle.

CNN reported that one president, William Howard Taft, did serve on the highest bench in the land following his presidency, but also noted that Obama has previously said he wasn't interested in such a commitment.

"When I got out of law school, I chose not to clerk. Partly because I was an older student, but partly because I don't think I have the temperament to sit in a chamber and write opinions," he told The New Yorker in 2014.

"I love the law, intellectually. I love nutting out these problems, wrestling with these arguments. I love teaching. I miss the classroom and engaging with students. But I think being a justice is a little bit too monastic for me. Particularly after having spent six years and what will be eight years in this bubble, I think I need to get outside a little bit more."

The Blaze reported that Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, thinks Clinton has been singing Obama's praises as of late in an effort to avoid being indicted by his Justice Department for possibly mishandling classified information via her private email server.

"I kind of think that as long as she doesn’t trash Obama, then she’s probably going to avoid indictment," Gohmert said in a radio interview Sunday night.

USA Today noted
that, "Several audience members, including Sanders fans, noted that Clinton’s rally was in the middle of a workday afternoon. But they also said it was more sedate than his event was."

Clinton drew about 450 people to her rally. Her chief rival, Bernie Sanders, drew more than 2,000 in the same town on Sunday.

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