As hard as it may be to believe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can be added to the list of Americans who say they’ll move to another country if Donald Trump is elected president.
In an interview published in the New York Times, the 83-year-old jurist said she doesn’t even “want to contemplate” a Trump presidency, before dropping the bombshell about moving to “New Zealand.”
What would Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s husband have said about a Trump presidency? “Time for us to move to New Zealand.” https://t.co/kOVKkt1qaH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 11, 2016
“I can’t imagine what this place would be . . . with Donald Trump as our president,” Ginsburg said.
The liberal jurist extended her dismay over Trump beyond the country to include the high court itself.
“For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that,” she said. “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
To soften the blow, Ginsburg couched the remark by saying it was something her late husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, would have said.
Either way, it makes a person wonder has a presidential nominee ever faced such spirited opposition from a sitting Supreme Court justice?
At least a Republican.
Ginsburg said she will remain on the court “as long as I can do it full steam,” but acknowledged what’s at stake in the presidential election, saying Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, 79, and Stephen G. Breyer, 77, are also getting up their in age.
Of course, Ginsburg’s threat is music to the ears of some social media users… here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Kara Fleur (@karasea737) July 11, 2016
— Zeus the Mastiff (@ZeusAmerMastiff) July 11, 2016
@nytimes you will not be missed! 😂
— EverydayWoman (@FedUpAmerican5) July 11, 2016
@nytimes Liberals never want to move to Mexico or the Middle East. Funny, that.
— Travis Ragland (@TravisRagland) July 11, 2016
@nytimes She is a drunk old hag who falls asleep while pretending to do her job
Term limits for SCOUS Now!
— Ben Foreman (@BenjaminCForem1) July 11, 2016
@nytimes this should disqualified her to remain on Supreme Court. Outrageous Time for her to retire
— Art (@alibbye300) July 11, 2016
@nytimes Wouldn’t it be great if liberals moved to New Zealand. That is, it would be great for everyone but the natives.
— Dr. Mark E. Lehr (@mlehrjava) July 11, 2016
@nytimes I can help you pack your stuff ! Be glad to help you move … Bye bye
— Jerry Johnson (@JDANIEL_JOHNSON) July 11, 2016