Trump hints on the personality of Ruth Bader Ginsburg successor
American president Donald Trump intends to designate a woman next week as the successor to the recently deceased Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“I think it should be a woman, because I actually like women a lot better than men,” said Trump at a campaign rally on Saturday.
Trump named the conservative judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa as potential candidates. Earlier, he mentioned Allison Jones Rushing.
Ginsburg, a progressive chief justice, died last Friday at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer. This has opened up a position in the United States Supreme Court. For the Republicans this is an opportunity to expand the conservative majority (5-4).
The United States Supreme Court is the main body of law in the United States and consists of nine sitting judges appointed for life. Ginsburg is the third judge to replace Trump since his appointment in 2017.