Ted Cruz came to Donald Trump’s defense, condemning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments as “obviously inappropriate.”
In several interviews, Ginsberg has called Trump a “faker,” said she would move to New Zealand if he won and said he “can’t imagine” what would happen to the country.
The comments were so inappropriate that even liberal media outlets like the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times blasted the liberal justice’s blatant partisanship.
Roll Call is reporting:
“She should not be launching attacks at any presidential candidate,” said Cruz, who also criticized Trump as a competitor for the Republican nomination. “And Justice Ginsburg attacking Donald Trump was every bit as inappropriate as Barack Obama, during the State of the Union, falsely maligning the justices of the Supreme Court.”
In that 2010 State of the Union address, Obama said the Citizens United decision would “open the floodgates for special interests,” prompting Justice Samuel Alito to shake his head and say “not true.”
“It is yet another manifestation of this Supreme Court becoming more and more political,” Cruz said. “As unelected judges seize public policy issues that the constitution gives to elected legislatures, we see the Democratic authority of the people undermined.
I think her comments are not the problem, they’re a symptom of the problem which is the politicization of the Supreme Court. We need justices who will be faithful to the law and constitution and not be political actors.”
The New York Times was so taken aback by Ginsberg’s comments, they wrote an editorial titled “Donald Trump is Right About Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” which must have really hurt to write.
“Washington is more than partisan enough without the spectacle of a Supreme Court justice flinging herself into the mosh pit,” the Editorial Board wrote.
Yes, the media is criticizing Ginsberg for her wildly inappropriate comments, but imagine the uproar if Justice Clarence Thomas or Chief Justice John Roberts said anything critical about Hillary Clinton. The outrage would be deafening.
H/T: The Right Scoop