Report: Trump ‘Saving’ Conservative Female Judge To Replace Ginsburg

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for the official photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on November 30, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump is reportedly keeping Judge Amy Coney Barrett on the back burner just in case Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire while he’s in office.

“I’m saving her for Ginsburg,” Trump has told advisers and several other people in various conversations, including when he was discussing Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Axios reported.

Conservatives wanted Barrett to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, given her age, Catholic faith and her openness to overturning Roe v. Wade, but Trump was reportedly concerned that Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) — whom he reportedly refers to as “the women” — wouldn’t vote for her given her stance on abortion, per Axios.

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