Tuesday, May 05, 2009

McCaskill: Obama's SCOTUS Nominee Won't Be Controversial

Sen. Claire McCaskill tells Slate she doesn't think President Obama's Supreme Court pick will be an ideologue.

"I know that judicial nominees can be controversial, but let me tell you why I don't think that this one will become controversial," she said Tuesday. "This president is not interested in appointing an ideologue. This is a pragmatic president who understands the role of a Supreme Court justice, and I'm confident his nominee will not be someone who lends themselves to this kind of a really high-pitched battle."

Asked if the White House has inquired about McCaskill's interest in a Supreme Court appointment, communications director Adrianne Marsh said they have not.

"Furthermore, she wouldn't be interested anyway because she's happy representing the great state of Missouri in the U.S. Senate," Marsh said.

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