Facing a firestorm of criticism from both the left for her repeated bashing earlier this week, according to which Trump is a "faker" and that she would move to New Zealand if the Donald is elected president, moments ago Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told CNN that she "regrets" her "ill-advised" comments regarding the Trump candidacy.
“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.”
After publicly denouncing Trump's presidential candidacy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg had some second thoughts. pic.twitter.com/yDatFvZ0Af— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) July 14, 2016
According to the AP, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she regrets her "ill-advised" public criticism of Donald Trump. Ginsburg says in a statement issued by the court on Thursday that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. She promises to be more circumspect in the future.
Ginsburg told The Associated Press last week that she did not want to think about the prospect of Trump winning the presidency. She escalated her criticism in subsequent media interviews.
She herself came under attack for her comments in recent days, leading to Thursday's statement.
In a statement issued by the court Thursday, she said that judges “should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office.”
Justice Ginsburg: “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them..." 1/2— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2016
Justice Ginsburg: "...Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.” 2/2— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 14, 2016
Trump had initially responded by calling Ginsburg a "disgrace," questioning her "mental capacity" and calling on her to resign. "She's a disgrace to the Supreme Court. For her to politicize the Supreme Court, this is all the more reason I hope I win, because I have 11 justices who are incredible justices, highly respected by all, including liberal people,” he told Fox News on Wednesday.
“For her to come out and say [these] kind of things, there's almost something wrong with her," Trump added.
Despite Ginsburg's delayed "apology" the damage has already been done and the deep political bias within the supposedly "impartial" US Supreme Court have been exposed for the entire nation to see.