President Donald Trump’s last nomination of a justice to the Supreme Court of the United States caused a national spectacle. However he already has plans for his next nomination in the case that a position opens up.
That opportunity may come sooner than later. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been serving for over 25 years with the court, and despite her claims to remain could vacate while Trump is is president.
If that happens, Axios has reported that Trump is expecting such an event and has already chosen who would replace her.
The outlet reports that Trump has spoken in private numerous times that he would like to appoint Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the position.
“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump is reported to have said.
Trump previously named Barrett as a potential nomination when he ultimately decided on Kavanaugh. Trump cited that the choice was made because he didn’t think moderates like Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski would support Barrett, given her stance against abortion.
However things may be smoother for Barrett in the future and it appears that Trump has kept his eye on her in just such an event that the 86-year-old Ginsburg retires.