Donald Trump criticized Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Tuesday for voicing her opinion about his candidacy for President. Trump called Ginsburg’s statements “highly inappropriate” and suggested she owes an apology to the other Supreme Court justices in a phone interview with the New York Times.
“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” Mr. Trump told the Times. “I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”
His comment follows Ginsburg’s candid response to the idea of his winning the presidency in a pair of interviews last week. The justice told the Associated Press she “[didn’t] want to think about” the possibility of a Trump presidency, then doubled down on those sentiments a day later to the New York Times, stating, “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.”
“That she should be saying that?” Trump asked the Times. “It’s so beneath the court for her to be making statements like that. It only energizes my base even more. And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible.” According to the principle of Separation of Powers, he may have a point. Can you remember ever hearing a Supreme Court justice speak this way about a candidate?
(Via New York Times)