Not long after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he’ll be retiring, Donald Trump Jr. got behind a potential replacement, reports The Hill.
He tweeted on Wednesday, “This would be pretty awesome,” in reference to a posting that said, “Introducing Supreme Court Justice Jeanine Pirro,” and featured an image of her.
According to Politico, Pirro, a Fox News host, has expressed interest in getting a government job.
The outlet noted earlier this month that “Pirro has repeatedly told Trump’s aides and advisers over the past 18 months that she’s interested in taking over as the nation’s” attorney general, a job currently held by Jeff Sessions.
If she were to receive and accept a nomination to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Kennedy, there is a very good chance, should she be approved, that the balance of the court would be altered significantly.
While Kennedy voted with both conservative and liberal justices, comments Pirro has made on her show suggest she may not be as willing to straddle that line.
For example, she just recently suggested that liberals who criticize President Trump are “un-American” and “rooting for” the nation’s “failure.”