1. Joe Biden said during the 2020 election campaign that he would like to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.
And bingo bango started talking about Kamala Harris in court – she’s a California attorney and attorney general, after all! – and Biden being free to choose a new vice president.
“Just get out of here. June 30: Court overthrows Roe. July 1: Breyer resigns, says Court ‘needs aggressive progressive justices.’ July 4. Biden picks Harris for court. Harris resigns from post for vice president July 5. Biden chooses Romney as vice president, says national unity needed for global crisis.
That, uh, that’s not gonna happen. For several reasons.
First, Harris chose an elective life; she has served continuously since 2004, when she was elected as the San Francisco district attorney.
Second, she is the next to become President of the United States. Whenever Biden decides to call her (or loses re-election), she is, without a doubt, the early favorite to replace or follow him.
Point: Playing fantasy politics — candidates swapping offices to create new openings — is a favorite board game of Washington’s permanent political class. But, on this one, it does not happen.