In an interview with MSNBC, Sen. Mike Lee says he’d be open to serving on the Supreme Court someday, if asked.
Reports Ari Melber:
“If one of my friends running for president got elected president, and asked me to consider that, if the question is would I consider it, the answer is yes,” Lee told msnbc in an interview airing Tuesday. The freshman senator is known for his close ties to three other young senators currently eyeing the White House – Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
Lee’s name has been floated as a potential conservative pick for the court, and his pedigree makes him an attractive candidate for a Republican president. He’s served conservative posts as a lawyer, including clerking for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito; he has the support of the base and Tea Party (qualities lacking in failed nominees like Harriet Miers); and at the age of 43, he could join the court and shape the law for decades to come.