(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
"I think Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said Friday morning at her going away ceremony.
His statement was met with raucous applause by those attending, including current and former cabinet secretaries, law enforcement officials, and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Napolitano announced in June she would leave her current position this month. She's now preparing to start her next gig as president of the University of California system.
As President Barack Obama was choosing Supreme Court nominees in 2009 and 2010, Napolitano's name was floated as a potential contender to replace retiring Justice David Souter and Justice John Paul Stevens. He ultimately tapped Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, respectively, for the nominations.
Napolitano, 55, has a law degree but has never been a judge. A former Democratic governor of Arizona, Napolitano was also a onetime U.S. attorney and state attorney general.
While in private practice, she was a lawyer for Anita Hill when she testified in the 1991 Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings for the high court.
During her tenure as homeland security secretary, she was criticized strongly for her department's initial response - and her public statements - to the Christmas 2009 attempted terror bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 80, is the current court member most frequently mentioned as the next to step down, but she has voiced her intention to stay on as long as possible.
It's official – Biden has officially fallen off the turnip wagon.
He says how he feels .
No experience as a Judge...
End of discussion.
"You are kaliedoscoping into a new configuration on the House vote, Fair. I'm hope the shock of the Republican voting against your prediction doesn't wear off too soon. Hopefully, the shock will serve to enlighten you as to how little that they actually care about what is best for the nation. Their only concern is what is best for the Republican Party, specifically cash donations."
You sound as if you know what the vote count is going to be, and how it will break down by party line. Congratulations. I don't. I opine (strongly) that I think the house will pass it. I think the vast majority of the dems will stand with Obama and I think that enough Republicans will join. There is no way that the dems are going to leave Obama near-fatally weakened by losing this vote... there's a lot of important stuff coming up (debt ceiling, immigration reform) that a politically weakened Obama will be of little help to them.
This is great. I haven't had a good laugh in a few hours.
Who better to enforce the law than the woman who BROKE the law constantly? Makes perfect liberal sense!
and I want a million dollars.
well that seals the deal. crazy joe is officially off his rocker. this woman was and remains one of the most incompetent buffoons in the obama administration. can you even begin to fathom the amount of damage she could do to this country if she was on the supreme court?! biden just shot himself in the foot with that nutty statement.
No experience as a judge, but he wants her on the SCOTUS? He's lost his mind, he just wants a whack nut commie on the court to uphold his communist ideals. What a joke. I
Isn't corruption and collusion beautiful? These two look like they're in love.
Only a libtard like Joey the Clown would want a liberal fascist on the SCOTUS.
Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, the Obama Regime has got to go!
Makes you wonder why the insane are running this country....
Wow.. what an incredibly bad idea. Hasn't the SCOTUS got enough anti-American tyrants on it now?
Her incompetence is only surpassed by Eric Holder and Barack Obama. Sorry, but the last thing this country needs is an incompetent leftist on the Supreme Court.
Says the man who's had multiple brain procedures......
Yes, we should put a 3rd L on the Supreme Court so that those Tea Party and right wing extremists get punished beyond what the IRS can dish out. We don't need more incompetent dullards in the SC.
OMG that would be the worse thing to do. She could not even make good decisions on Homeland Security.
Says the clown....
Ah, hell no. Stop the insanity.
Incompetence is ALWAYS rewarded with a promotion when it comes to our government. It is why we are where we are.
Does this woman even have a high school education, did she graduate from grade school.
You have got to be kidding me. I've never seen a better example of failing up and rewarding incompetence. She must be the best brown-noser in the world.
This has been in the works for a while. Ruth Bader Ginsburg will soon announce her retirement and Big Sis will be nominated. Of course, Lindsay Graham will wet himself, swoon, and announce his undying love for Janet. Thus America will have a Lesbian Triumvirate on the SCOTUS for the next 30 years
That has been official. Was is worse Biden or O at the helm?
I guess only lesbians are acceptable on the Supreme Court.