Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett was named as one of 11 potential justices whom Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE would consider nominating for the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
But in recent months, the jurist has appeared skeptical of the now-presumptive GOP front-runner and seemed to openly mock him on Twitter.
“Donald Trump haiku— Who would the Donald Name to #SCOTUS?” Willett tweeted last summer. “The mind reels. *weeps—can't finish tweet*”
More recently, the Duke University law school grad has mocked Trump’s troubled university endeavor.
And just last month, Willett mocked Trump’s excessive braggadocio, while comparing him to "Star Wars" villain Darth Vader.
“’We'll rebuild the Death Star,’” Willett tweeted, in the guise of “Darth Trump.”
“’It'll be amazing, believe me. And the rebels will pay for it.’"
"We'll rebuild the Death Star. It'll be amazing, believe me. And the rebels will pay for it."— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 8, 2016
—Darth Trump pic.twitter.com/y25LADg15J
The comments could prove to be uncomfortable for Willett, a prolific Twitter user who is now a potential Supreme Court justice, should Trump win the presidency in November.
Trump released the Texas justice’s name along with those of 10 others on Thursday, as possible replacements for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.