May 1st, 2009
01:46 PM ET
5 years ago

Biden won't lead Supreme Court vetting team

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden, a former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would serve as an adviser to President Obama on the Supreme Court vetting process, but he would not "lead" the vetting team, a White House aide told CNN.

"If there were to become a vacancy, the vice president's role would be as an advisor to the president," the aide said. "As a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he brings a lot of experience and knowledge of how this process works on the Hill – but reports he's leading or would be leading a 'vetting team' etc aren't true."

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soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    All we need is bumbling Joe to lead a vetting machine. Oh brother!

    May 1, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Come on #44. Let the dumber one (Doofus Joe) run this into the ground.

    May 1, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Robin

    Is it because he can't speak without putting his foot in his mouth. And the democrats complain about Sarah Palin.

    Poor Joe will be out of job in 4 years.

    May 1, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. ArtNYC

    Joe should be locked in his house and not allowed to go on TV and make any sorts of commens. e's bound to cause panick. We don't want him in charge of any type of vetting either please!

    May 1, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
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