Potential Trump Supreme Court nominee volunteered for Biden's 1987 campaign

One of the top candidates on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees volunteered for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE’s 1987 presidential bid, CNN reported

Trump on Monday told Fox News that he was considering five candidates for the vacancy on the court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgBarrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas Roberts to administer judicial oath to Barrett Tuesday Hillary Clinton tweets 'vote them out' after Senate GOP confirm Barrett MORE last week. Trump noted a potential nominee "from Michigan,” referring to Judge Joan Larsen, an administration official confirmed to CNN.

The president appointed Larsen to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017.


Larson disclosed at the time that she “did some low-level volunteer work" like stuffing envelopes and making phone calls for Biden’s campaign in Iowa at the time, CNN noted. Biden would later lose the Democratic presidential nomination to then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. 

The judge is a member of the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation. She also served in the Department of Justice in President George W. Bush’s administration, in addition to serving as a clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia.

She was also a Michigan Supreme Court judge.

Larson was vetted for the highest court when she was considered in 2018 by the Trump administration for the seat currently filled by Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughBarrett sworn in as Supreme Court justice by Thomas GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg Clarence Thomas set to swear in Barrett at White House MORE