Exchange With Reporters in Charlotte
Supreme Court Justice Resignation
Q. Mr. President, have you heard about Justice Blackmun's resignation tomorrow?
The President. I can't comment on it. Let's let him speak for himself.
Q. Have you spoken to him in the last two days?
The President. I have not.
Q. Have you got a short list, Mr. President?
The President. Let Justice Blackmun speak for himself. I have not spoken to him. We have to let him speak for himself.
Q. Has he written to you? Has he notified you?
The President. No. I have not talked to him. I have not talked to him or, to the best of my knowledge, we have received no letter from him. Let's let him speak for himself—some communication with him tomorrow.
NOTE: The exchange began at 9:45 p.m. outside the WCNC-TV studios. A tape was not available for verification of the content of this exchange.
William J. Clinton, Exchange With Reporters in Charlotte Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/218795