Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't want to think about the possibility that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Shutdown negotiations continue after White House immigration proposal Rove warns Senate GOP: Don't put only focus on base Ann Coulter blasts Trump shutdown compromise: ‘We voted for Trump and got Jeb!’ MORE could be in charge of naming new justices.
"I don't want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs," she told The Associated Press when asked about the potential that Trump wins the presidency in November.
Instead, Ginsburg — a stalwart of the Court's liberal wing — hinted she would rather see presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier MORE picking her future colleagues.
“It’s likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make,” the 83-year-old justice told the AP.
With the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat currently vacant and three current justices nearing or older than 80, the next president is expected to be able to appoint up to four new justices — nearly half the court.
Democrats have argued Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, is unqualified to nominate Supreme Court justices. They point to his recent comments that a federal judge overseeing cases against Trump University is biased because of his Hispanic heritage.
GOP senators who met with Trump on Thursday said he discussed the Supreme Court and its importance in the presidential election during their closed-door sit-down.
Trump also released a list of potential Supreme Court picks earlier this year, a move that was quickly endorsed by top congressional Republicans.