Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ginsburg apologizes for anti-Trump comments

The former ACLU lawyers-turned-Supreme Court Justice has walked back her anti-Trump remarks.

From Yahoo News:
After considerable backlash, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized on Thursday for her recent comments on presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"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," Ginsburg said in a statement, obtained by the Washington Post and other outlets.

The left-leaning justice [correction: leftist] had called the real estate magnate egotistical and inconsistent. She also joked about possibly leaving the country should he be elected president. She made the comments in interviews with the New York Times, Associated Press and CNN.

Many people feel that a Supreme Court justice publicly condemning or supporting a candidate for the Oval Office could call into question his or her impartiality. And her critics were not exclusively from Republicans.
Ginsburg isn't ready for Trump Autumn. Are you?


Holding My Nose said...

Trump said that RGB should apologize and within 24 hours she did just that. Even though she did not apologize to Trump by name the fact that she apologized for what she did is a victory for Trump.

It is a tactic of the left to bully conservatives into apologizing for saying something that the left does not approve of, and it almost always works. Here we saw an example of Trump using the left's own tactic against them with success.

This is indeed a different nation election season.

Omnibabe said...

I suspect she got a come-to-Jesus or two from her fellow justices...