Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is apologizing for critical comments she recently made about Donald Trump.
In a statement, Justice Ginsburg said:
On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.
In an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday, Justice Ginsburg suggested that if Trump were to win the presidency, she would consider moving to New Zealand. In another interview with CNN Ginsburg said of the New York billionaire, “He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”
Donald Trump respond to the Associate Justice on Wednesday morning, saying the 83-year old judge’s “mind is shot.”
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
By wading into the presidential race, Ginsburg broke a long tradition of Supreme Court Justices staying neutral in matters of politics.
Many have been critical of Ginsburg for her recent comments. Even The Washington Post, a left-wing publication by most accounts, took Trump’s side when they wrote “However valid her comments may have been, though . . . they were still much, much better left unsaid by a member of the Supreme Court.”