Former President Barack Obama said the court is “not the place to review nominees” when it comes to nominees and said that he would “not” convene a judicial review to block future Supreme Court nominations.
In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Obama said that in his view, “there should be no review of judicial nominees.
The judges have already been nominated.
The next step is to get them confirmed.
So, the whole idea of judicial review is nonsense.”
In addition to saying “no review necessary,” Obama also said he would not consider any nominees to the high court for a six-year term.
In the interview with ABC, Obama also noted that he has not asked any Senate Republican senators to reconsider a nomination for a lifetime appointment, but said that the Supreme Court should consider cases “for the next several years.”
“I have not asked anyone to reconsider, and I haven’t asked anybody to change their mind, but I think that we should have some kind of review of that,” he said.
Obama has said he is not considering any Supreme Court picks for a long-term term.