The pressure is mounting for Joe Biden to select America’s next Attorney General. Generally, this high-ranking position is the first to be filled by incoming presidents, but though Biden has already selected the majority of his cabinet members, the AG slot remains open.
The pressure is for him to select a candidate for this all-important leadership role who will concentrate on diversity and racial injustice. Someone who fully understands the way things are and can see the complete picture.
Originally saying he would announce his pick on Christmas Day, the announcement never came. This has led to much speculation concerning what old Joe is up to. A former attorney for two Republican presidents, Douglas Kmiec, said he believes that former President Barack Obama should fill the role, and this may be the plan.
Kmiec, who now serves as professor emeritus of constitutional law at Pepperdine University School of Law, served under Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush. The 59-year-old Democrat also taught law at the University of Chicago and has handled many civil rights cases. Kmiec believes the appointment would help to “re-establish the rule of law.”
In an opinion piece Kmiec sent to “The Hill” on New Years Day, he said Biden “will need to be highly capable at reassuring estranged voters — Democrat, Republican or independent — that he is governing in the national interest.” Kmiec also said Biden would need some help from his former boss to successfully accomplish the mission at hand.
“The former vice president-plagiarized overuse of the red state/blue state metaphor from the 2008 election needs a definite boost of authenticity and actual demonstration of applied fairness.”
“Instead of continuing to borrow Barack Obama’s tradeline, he needs Obama himself. The fastest way to re-establish the rule of law is for Biden to nominate Obama as attorney general. If Biden simultaneously kept Christopher Wray as head of the FBI and made Justice’s current inspector general, Michael Horowitz, head of its Office of Legal Counsel, he would remove much division, doubt, and uncertainty.”
Kmiec served as the US ambassador to Malta when Obama was running the show. He said “appointing Obama certainly would be unprecedented, but so is the need”. He further indicated how becoming the next AG could very well pave Obamas’ path to one day serving on the Supreme Court.
“We have never had a former president take on the leadership of an executive department for a successor president, but nothing precludes it, save, possibly, Michelle Obama. We must leave those domestic relations to the former president — but [Obama] has the intelligence, youth, and character to do the job. Besides, it’s the perfect preparation for subsequent additional public service on the Supreme Court.”
Though still rather sketchy, so far outgoing Alabama Senator Doug Jones, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, and former deputy AG Sally Yates have been tossed in the hat. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is also being considered but he has been clear about having no desire to work for the Biden administration.
Kmiec made a valid point when he stated that “tensions are particularly high since, despite all the lobbying from outside groups, three of the top remaining frontrunners to lead the Justice Department are all White, and two of them are men.”
If Biden should decide to appoint the former president as America’s next AG it will only confirm what those of us in the know have known all along. Obama will be calling the shots and Biden will be his marionette. Thusly, Obama gets a third term.
It’s been the Democrat’s plan all along. All they had to do was prop sleepy Joe long enough to win the election before sending him back to bed. Since legally they couldn’t offer up an Obama/Harris ticket, they figured a way around the constitutional law.
So. Who’s ready for four more years of Obama?