Rush Limbaugh suggested Thursday that President Obama could be eyeing Eric Holder as a possible Supreme Court appointee now that the attorney general has announced his resignation.
“There may be a Supreme Court vacancy, and I can see Barack Obama nominating Eric Holder to fill it,” the conservative radio host said on his show, according to a transcript.
Mr. Limbaugh argued it would be easier to nominate Mr. Holder if he took some time away from his federal position.
“It would be much easier for Eric Holder to make the jump from private sector law firm rainmaker after six years at DOJ to the Supreme Court, than from DOJ straight to the Supreme Court,” he said.
The Supreme Court does not currently have any vacancies, but four of the nine justices are over 70 years old.
A Maryland caller asked Mr. Limbaugh who he thinks the president will choose to replace the attorney general.
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“I don’t think it matters,” he said. “Obama’s going to find an exact clone — attitudinally, ideologically, [and] policy-wise.”
“I kid you not: Claire McCaskill has been mentioned, which would be a loyalty appointment,” he added. “I’m not kidding. I hope you’re not driving to St. Louis and pulling off on the side of the road having a wreck here when you hear that, but it’s a name that I have heard so far today being bandied about.”