Nationwide — Maddi Morgan, an 11-year old girl from Washington, DC, says she wants to be the next Supreme Court Justice and she even wrote a letter to the White House asking President Biden to choose her for the role.
With Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, Biden is reportedly looking to fill the vacant seat with a Black female, which would be the first-ever in the US. Maddi, a small girl with big dreams, is hoping that she will be considered.
“There aren’t really many requirements to be a part of the Supreme Court. You just have to be appointed by the president. So, I thought, why not? And I just shot my shot,” Maddi told CBS News.
Maddi said she started aspiring to be a part of the American government when she learned about the topic in fourth grade. And since then, she believes she could handle the tough job.
“Children don’t have a voice in this country,” she confidently said. “Give them a small one.”
Maddi’s parents said they are proud of their daughter’s passion and confidence. Her father Tony said, “We were just amazed and delighted by her insight into what this country needs. The insight we need. Many voices to represent us. We’re just very proud and delighted by her wanting to do this.”
The White House confirmed it has received the letter. White House spokesman Andrew Bates said, “While it’s clear that Maddi is very bright, gifted at making a case, and will go on to do great things, I cannot comment on the Supreme Court vetting process.”
Maddi said if she gets the role, it would be easy for her to commute since she lives a few blocks away from the Supreme Court. If she doesn’t get the role, Maddi said she still has other big dreams to help the country.
“I would definitely understand that President Biden does not want a child on the Supreme Court,” she said. “But I have always wanted to be an astrophysicist. I’ve always been quite interested in space and stuff.”