Judy Sheindelin, best known as Judge Judy, has endorsed former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for president, despite the fact that he isn’t a candidate in the race.
In an op-ed published in USA Today on Wednesday, Sheindelin praised Bloomberg for being a “realist,” “man of the center,” and a “pragmatist.”
“Our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive. The only way we can begin to come together again,” Sheindelin wrote, “is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.”
This is the first time that Sheindelin has publicly endorsed a political figure for office, which the judge acknowledged in her op-ed.