Former judge Jeanine Pirro says that Roe. v. Wade is probably safe in the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“You follow precedent and if Roe v. Wade is the law of the land — I suspect that he will follow precedent,” the Fox News host told TheWrap on Tuesday. “I don’t expect any big changes.”
“I have no way of knowing” how Kavanaugh would actually rule on cases if he wins Senate confirmation, she quickly hedged. “But based upon what I know of Kavanaugh’s commentary, it doesn’t appear that he is kind of guy who wants to overturn precedent.”
Pirro said she had originally been a fan of Amy Coney Barrett, a circuit judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals who was appointed to the federal bench just last year by Trump and briefly mentioned to be on his short list to fill the vacancy left last month by Kennedy.