President Trump dropped the hammer on two Supreme Court Justices that he alleges have shown bias against him and his administration. He wants Ruth Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor to recuse themselves on any Trump-related cases.
President Trump said “Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.”
This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to “shame” some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a “faker.”
“On all Trump, or Trump-related, matters! While “elections have consequences”, I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!”
The Washington Post reported that President Trump went after Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a pair of tweets and at a news conference in India on Tuesday, days after Sotomayor issued a dissent critical of both the Trump administration’s legal strategy and the court’s majority for enabling it.
Tweeting just before appearing in a welcome ceremony in New Delhi, President Trump cited a Laura Ingraham segment on Fox News titled, “Sotomayor accuses GOP-appointed justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” He then called on Sotomayor and also Ginsburg to recuse themselves in “all Trump, or Trump-related, matters!”
“Trying to ‘shame’ some into voting her way?” Trump said of Sotomayor. “She never criticized Justice Ginsberg [sic] when she called me a ‘faker’. Both should recuse themselves on all Trump, or Trump related matters! While ‘elections have consequences’, I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!”
Trump doubled down on his criticism during a news conference Tuesday in New Delhi, telling reporters that the basis for his belief that the justices should recuse themselves was “very obvious.”
“I always thought, frankly, that Justice Ginsburg should do it, because she went wild during the campaign when I was running,” Trump said. “I don’t know who she was for, perhaps she was for Hillary Clinton, if you can believe it, but she said some things that were obviously very inappropriate.”
“She later sort of apologized, I wouldn’t say it was an apology, but she sort of apologized. And then Justice Sotomayor said what she said yesterday, you know very well what she said yesterday, it was a big story, and I just don’t know how they can not recuse themselves for anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related.”