Though Judy has been a bit ambiguous about her conservative views, publicly supporting Haley emphasizes that the judge is not aligning with the grassroots MAGA movement. Instead, it appears she leans towards favoring establishment GOP candidates like Haley.
After Judge Judy, whose real name is Judith Sheindlin, announced she is endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley ahead of the 2024 election, many people were taken aback at her decision.
On Tuesday, January 9, the TV star, 81, made the announcement.
“I’m proud to endorse Nikki Haley because she is whip-smart, has executive credentials and was a superb governor,” she said in a statement released by Haley’s campaign.
“She has the international gravitas as Ambassador to the United Nations. She is principled, measured and has the illusive quality of real common sense,” the message continued. “I truly think she can restore America and believe she is the future of this great nation.”
In response, Haley said she was “honored” to be supported by the media personality, going on to call her a “no-nonsense lady.”
The former South Carolina governor, 51, gushed over Sheindlin, explaining she has “has earned the respect of millions of Americans from her courtroom by being thoughtful, fair, and honest.”
Since Judge Judy made this decision, plenty of folks on both the right and left are appalled, as Haley hasn’t exactly won the hearts of many on either side of the aisle.
Frankly, it’s rather perplexing that Judy chose to publicly proclaim her support, especially given the tumultuous political climate in the U.S. right now.