"We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

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"We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

I heard the following sentence on a news channel.

"We are replacing one amazing great judge with what we hope will be half as good a judge"

My question is :

why "what" ? . We are talking about a person here .Shouldn't it be "who" ?
 
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Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

I heard the following sentence on a news channel.

"We are replacing one amazing great judge with what we hope will be half as good a judge"

My question is :

why "what" ? . We are talking about a person here .Shouldn't it be "who" ?

I don't think it should be "who" but it would increase clarity if "what" was replaced by "a person who."
 

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Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

Who is not possible there.
 

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Re: "We are replacing one amazing great judge with [what]we hope will be half as good

I would use "one" or "someone" instead of "what".
 
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