Trump Calls For Ginsburg's Resignation

Megan Maxey
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Posted: Jul 13, 2016 10:30 AM
Trump Calls For Ginsburg's Resignation

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not shied away from making her opinions about the Republican presidential nominee known.

"He is a faker," the justice told CNN in an interview on Monday. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."

This was not a singular occurrence.

"I can't imagine what this place would be -- I can't imagine what the country would be -- with Donald Trump as our president," Ginsburg said in a New York Times interview.

She went on to jokingly say she would move to New Zealand if the business mogul was elected this November.

It is unprecedented for a Supreme Court Justice to comment on political issues and Ginsburg is taking a lot of heat for it. Critics say she has crossed a line and Trump even called for the 83-year-old to resign.

At a town hall with CNN last night, House Speaker Paul Ryan also had a comment about Ginsburg.

"For someone on the Supreme Court who is going to be calling balls and strikes in the future based upon whatever the next president and Congress does, that strikes me as inherently biased and out of the realm," the GOP leader said to Jake Tapper.

Trump and Ryan were not the only ones voicing their disapproval. 

According to the The Wall Street Journal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said it was “totally inappropriate for members of the Supreme Court to be weighing in on an American election. It raises the level of skepticism that the American people have from time to time about just how objective the Supreme Court is.”