The president reportedly said while he was contemplating his replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat that he had “big plans” for Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” he said, according to three sources “familiar with the president’s private comments,” Axios reported.
Ms. Barrett is a favorite among conservatives as a young, Catholic judge, but she was passed up for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh last July because of fears her track record of abortion opposition would lead to Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voting against her.
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