Trump: Judge Jeanine Pirro To Be Next Supreme Court Justice
Judge Jeanine Pirro will be the next SCOTUS says Trump
Judge Jeanine Pirro is one of President Trump’s leading choices for Supreme Court Justice, according to Donald Trump Jr.
Following last week's announcement that Justice Associate Anthony Kennedy will retire in this month, Trump Jr. hinted that his dad has his eye on the outspoken Conservative judge as a probable replacement.
Donald Trump vowed to choose a name "from the Conservative list" when selecting the next Supreme Court Justice for the United States.
The announcement of Kennedy’s retirement gives the president an opportunity to drive the future direction of the Supreme Court by selecting his second justice for the court.
“This would be pretty awesome,” Trump tweeted, referencing another tweet that says, “Introducing Supreme Court Justice Jeanine Pirro.”
This would be pretty awesome😂😂😂 https://t.co/TrM714IMAR— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 27, 2018
"Justice Jeanine Pirro"... That has a nice ring to it https://t.co/kgwZ8h7Qzy— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) June 27, 2018
Thehill.com reports: Trump’s comment came shortly after Kennedy announced his retirement — a move that will give President Trump the opportunity to nominate his second right-leaning Supreme Court justice since taking office.
Pirro is known for her cozy relationship with Trump.
Earlier this month, Politico reported that she told Trump administration staffers she was interested in taking over Jeff Sessions' role as Attorney General.
Pirro also was reportedly considered a possible nominee for the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York during Trump’s transition.
Trump has appeared for interviews on Pirro’s show, “Judge Jeanine” twice since taking office.
Because Trump is an avid viewer of the show, White House communication staffers place aides on Pirro’s show each week, in part to deter the president from calling in, The Washington Post reported earlier this year.