Despite what you may have read in the media, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg did not apologize on Thursday.
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 backlash that included the liberal bible, The New York Times. She did not however apologize, the Supreme Court, the American people, and certainly not to Donald Trump.
In the past week, Ginsburg publicly ripped Donald Trump more than once. In an interview with The NY Times published Sunday, she said, “I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” joking that if her husband were alive, he might have said, “It’s time for us to move to New Zealand.” To be honest that just added to the list of reasons why the Republican should be elected president (maybe she could take Cher with her because It’s going to be awfully hard for the pop singer to move to Jupiter as she promised to do if Trump wins)
While there is no legal requirement that Supreme Court justices refrain from commenting on a presidential or any political campaign. Justice Ginsburg’s comment went against long-held tradition has been for justices of the nation’s highest court to keep their noses out of politics. Should Trump get elected, and she delay her trip to visit the sheep in New Zealand, Ginsburg might be called on to rule on a Trump action, or even worse if the election ends up as close as the 2000 race, the cranky lady may be called on to make a ruling which will decide who becomes president. Based on her comments she would need to recuse herself.
Ginsburg finally realized that her comments were inappropriate, however she didn’t apologize. According to the Washington Examiner, Ginsburg released a statement saying:“
“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.”
There was no “I am sorry I degraded the high office of Supreme Court Justice” or “I apologize for saying nasty things in public about Mr. Trump.” It was almost as if she was sorry what she said caused an uproar.
Sorry Justice Ginsburg, but in the opinion of the Court of the Lid, you are guilty of sleeping on the job like you did in the picture above, you did not make a decent apology.