After her recent trashing of and ranting against 2016 GOP contender Donald Trump in a NYTimes interview, and then doubling-down yesterday amid Trump’s ire, Emily— er, Notorious RBG has discovered, via reactions to her sudden awakening and grumpy outburst, that it has not been acceptable to those who expect much better of a SCOTUS Justice to do such things…
(FOX News) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets the critical comments she made about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, after facing a bipartisan backlash.
“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,” she said in a statement.
Ginsburg had given an interview to The New York Times saying she didn’t “even want to contemplate” the country and court under a President Trump.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 14, 2016
That reversal comes after three major newspapers wrote editorials criticizing Ginsburg’s decision to become a black-robed political pundit. The NY Times went as far as saying Trumpwas right to criticize her. The Wall Street Journal went further, saying Ginsburg should resign. And the Washington Post, which went easiest on her, still said it was a failure on her part which would cloud her legacy.
Feh … It wasn’t an apology as much as an ‘excuse my flatulence’ dismissal for saying it. Ruthie’s not, you know, “sorry” sorry.
She just doesn’t want her SCOTUS decisions, or her integrity and sincerity as a Justice questioned anymore than what has already been questioned thus far in this political dust-up. Especially if the Hillary Clinton election ‘fix’ hits a bit of a snag and has to go before the SCOTUS, a la election 2000. Nope, RBG definitely wants in on that one, to be sure. No ‘recusal’ for RBG. No, sir!