President Obama nominates himself to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Obama states he would like to see whether Senate Republicans want to block his Supreme Court nominee more than they want him out of the White House.
|President Obama in the Oval Office. (Public Domain Image)|
WASHINGTON (The Nil Admirari) - Today, President Barack Obama announced he was nominating himself to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court following Justice Antonin Scalia's death. Obama declared he looked forward to seeing whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican peers wanted to block his Supreme Court nominee more than they wanted him out of the White House.
"Okay, Mitch and Senate Republicans. You want to play? We'll play. After consulting my wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden, I have decided to nominate myself to the Supreme Court," announced Obama, who had a wide smirk plastered on his face.
President Obama continued, "As everyone knows, I am a lawyer and a constitutional law expert. Republicans obviously won't care about that, but I am betting they will approve my Supreme Court nominee if that means I am out of the White House."
"Joe says he is more than willing to hold down the fort and live in the White House for the better part of a year, and my family is tired of living there because of bad Wi-Fi. So it's a win-win for everyone," explained Obama.
An unidentified member of the press asked President Obama if he had considered any other candidates for the Supreme Court's vacant seat.
"I had planned to leak that I was considering Ted Cruz just to mess with him. I'm pretty happy with this decision," replied Obama.