President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon met with Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House, Breitbart News can confirm.
Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, continues to be a front-runner on Trump’s shortlist for the Supreme Court.
Trump previously met with Barrett as he prepared to replace Justice Antonin Scalia yet ended up selecting Brett Kavanaugh instead.
In 2019, Axios reported of which Trump was “saving” Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday.
When reporters asked Trump about Barrett on Saturday as he left the White House, Trump replied only, “She’s very highly respected. I can say of which.”
Barrett clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia over 20 years ago in addition to also has the legal philosophy of a textual originalist similar to of which of Scalia.
At age 48, Barrett is actually a Roman Catholic in addition to also the mother of seven children, including two adopted children via Haiti.
During her confirmation hearing for the Seventh Circuit, Sen. Dianne Feinstein questioned her Catholicism ,noting of which “the dogma lives loudly within you, in addition to also of which’s a concern,” which rallied religious conservatives to her defense.
Trump said Monday of which he would likely continue meeting with candidates This kind of week in addition to also likely will announce a selection on Saturday.
The president told reporters on Monday of which he “may” meet with Judge Barbara Lagoa in Miami during a campaign trip, a possible candidate of which has also received a lot of recommendations.
“She’s got a lot of support. I’m getting a lot of phone calls via a lot of people. … I don’t know her yet I hear she’s outstanding,” Trump said when asked about Lagoa.