THE ’68ERS RUIN EVERY INSTITUTION THEY PASS THROUGH: GOP rep: Ginsburg’s Trump attacks ‘inexcusable.’
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg crossed a line attacking Donald Trump.
“It was totally inexcusable and unprofessional for Justice Ginsburg to insult a presidential candidate,” he said Tuesday on the House floor, according to The Washington Examiner. “It hurt the credibility of the Supreme Court and it showed bad judgment.
“It will be difficult for the American people to believe Justice Ginsburg can be impartial in any rulings that involve political issues,” added Smith, who has endorsed Trump. “[It will] only contribute to the public’s feeling that justice system may be rigged.”
Ginsburg on Monday escalated her recent criticism of Trump, calling him “a faker” who must release his tax returns.
“How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?” she asked that night. “The press seems to be very gentle with him on that. He really has an ego.”
“I think he has gotten so much free publicity,” Ginsburg added of the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “At first I thought it was funny. To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president.”
Ginsburg said last Friday “everything is up for grabs” if Trump can make Supreme Court appointments.
Actually, Ruth, you’re making me feel better about that. After all, what’s he going to do, stack the court with ideologues who have no sense of judicial propriety?