Justice Ginsburg: “My recent remarks” Regarding Trump “were ill-advised and I regret making them”

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has written and spoken so many momentous words, certainly not what is best for the country coming from her very progressive jurisprudence, but this past week her words have left many in shock.

On Monday in an interview with CNN, Justice Ginsburg called Trump “a faker,” who “has no consistency about him.” In that interview, she added: “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”

Those comments came on top of ones she made to the New York Times on Sunday, when she said, “I can’t imagine what our country would be with Donald Trump as our president” and to the Associated Press last Friday regarding a possible Trump victory November, “I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.”

The editorial boards of both the liberal Washington Post and the New York Times published pieces this week saying that Ginsburg’s comments were inappropriate for a sitting Supreme Court justice. The Post pointed out that the Code of Conduct for United States Judges plainly states “judge should not . . . publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office.”

Attempting to alter the affect her misguided opinions have had, she issued an apology, though one questions its sincerity.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” reads Ginsburg’s statement. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

Ginsburg's future should include retiring from the Supreme Court.  Her 23 years of service have been too long as it is, but when she cannot control her biting tongue, it is time to consider leaving the bench.

Should Trump become the next President of the United States, Ginsburg would need to recuse herself when considering any case related to Trump policies.  Her ability to be impartial has forever been lost.  The best thing for her, at age 83, is to retire and move to New Zealand like she has threatened to do should Trump win in November.

Source: Western Journalism





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