1. Joe Biden said on the 2020 campaign trail that he would like to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court.
And bingo bango began the chatter about Kamala Harris on the court — she’s a lawyer and was attorney general of California, after all! — and Biden being free to pick a new VP.
“Straightforward from here. June 30: Court overturns Roe. July 1: Breyer resigns, says Court ‘needs aggressive progressive justices.’ July 4. Biden picks Harris for Court. Harris resigns as VP. July 5. Biden picks Romney as VP, says national unity needed for the world crisis.”
This, is, um, not going to happen. For a few reasons.
First, Harris has chosen a life in elected office; she’s served continuously in office since 2004, when she was elected district attorney of San Francisco.
Second, she is next in line to be the president of the United States. Whenever Biden decides to call it quits (or loses reelection), she is, without question, the early favorite to replace or follow him.
The Point: Playing fantasy politics — candidates swapping offices to create new openings — is a favorite parlor game of Washington’s permanent political class. But, on this one, it ain’t happening.