Donald Trump lashed back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling her a “disgrace to the court” because she had expressed concern about him becoming president.
Ginsburg had said last week in an interview with the AP, “I don’t want to think about that possibility” of Trump getting elected. In a subsequent interview with the Times, she said, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.”
It is not common for a Supreme Court Justice to comment on a presidential campaign. By Ginsberg’s own admission, whoever is elected president will almost certainly be making a few appointments to the nation’s highest court, including filling the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Senate Republicans have refused to allow hearings on President Obama‘s appointment, Merrick Garland, whom Ginsburg described as “about as well qualified as any nominee to this court.”
In an interview with the New York Times the presumptive GOP nominee said, “I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly. 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.”
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