When U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett was a top contender last year to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Axios quoted President Trump, “I’m saving her for Ginsberg.” The ensuing witch hunt led to the eventual nomination and confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Now with Ruth Bader Ginsberg, 86, fighting her third round of cancer and missing oral arguments for the first time ever in her career on the Supreme Court, Barrett’s place on deck may be short-lived. Barrett, 47, is a socially conservative Catholic with seven children (including two from Haiti); replacing a retiring female justice would make it much more difficult for the Left to pull a #metoo gang attack, though they undoubtedly will savage her academic writings and Catholic faith, suggesting a staunch ally for conservatives against Roe v. Wade, which would be true. Short version: the battle will become a second civil war…albeit soft.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
President Trump is understood to be “saving” U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump said a number of times while in discussions about replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy last year, according to Axios.
Barrett, 47, is socially conservative Catholic with seven children – two of whom were adopted from Haiti. Her academic writings suggest she might support overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case.
Trump went with Justice Brett Kavanaugh to replace Kennedy, who retired in July. During talks about Supreme Court picks, Trump’s advisers were worried that nominating Barrett could cost the votes of Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, who supported to Roe v. Wade.