"I'm going to recommend Trey Gowdy be one of the folks that I would have a strong recommendation for him serving on the Supreme Court," Scott said in an interview on CNN's "The Van Jones Show" airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. "I hope that the President will be open to that recommendation."
Scott called Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, "incredibly fair" and said he was an equal opportunity critic of both the Trump and Obama administrations.
"A guy who will call balls and strikes and not choose a side, even when he's an elected member, at this time in our nation's history that's hard to find," Scott said.
The two Republicans have grown close over their time in Congress and recently co-authored a book,"Unified: How Our Unlikely Friendship Gives Us Hope for a Divided Country."