Supreme Court Justice Regrets Comment on Donald Trump
United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her recent comments about Donald Trump were "ill-advised." The Justice added that she, "regret(s) making them."
In interviews with media organizations in the past week, Ginsburg criticized the presumptive Republican nominee for president. She said she did not want to think about the possibility of Trump winning the election. She also called Trump a "faker."
Trump asked the justice to resign from her position. On social media, he criticized her comment as, in his words, "dumb." He tweeted, "Her mind is shot – resign."
Republicans and some newspaper editorial writers were critical of the Justice's comments.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said her comment "shows bias." Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was "totally inappropriate" for Ginsburg to criticize Trump.
Both The New York Times and The Washington Post wrote editorials saying she should stay out of presidential politics.
Justice Ginsburg seemed to agree with the criticism.
In a statement released by the court's public information office, she said: "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future, I will be more circumspect."
Ginsburg has served on the Supreme Court since 1993. President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, appointed her. At the time, she was only the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At 83, she is the oldest member of the court. Ginsburg is known for speaking out on many issues. Her comments are often reported in blogs and were even turned into a book.
Reporters question Josh Earnest about her criticism of Trump on Wednesday. The president's spokesman said, "She didn't earn the nickname the 'Notorious RBG' for nothing."
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1.Both The New York Times and The Washington Post wrote editorials saying she should stay out of presidential politics.
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美国最高法院大法官鲁斯·拜德·金斯伯格（Ruth Bader Ginsburg）表示，近期对唐纳德·川普（Donald Trump）的评论是非常不明智的 。这位大法官补充说，她非常后悔自己的举动 。
上周，金斯伯格接受媒体采访时批评了这位假定共和党总统提名人 。她说，她不愿意去考虑川普赢得大选的可能性 。她还称川普是个骗子 。
川普要求这位大法官辞职 。川普在社交媒体上回击金斯伯格的言论，川普直言金斯伯格“愚蠢” 。他发推特称，“她心智不全，应该辞职 。”
共和党众议院议长保罗·瑞安（Paul Ryan）称，她的言论充满偏见 。共和党参议院多数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔(Mitch McConnell)称金斯伯格批评川普完全不合适 。
在美国最高法院公共信息办公室发表的一份声明中，金斯伯格表示，“大法官不应该评论总统候选人 。以后我会谨言慎行 。”
金斯伯格于1993开始任职于最高法院 。民主党总统比尔·克林顿（Bill Clinton）任命了金斯伯格 。当时，她是第二位接受任命进入最高法院的女法官 。
现年83岁的金斯伯格是最高法院中最年长的法官 。金斯伯格以对许多问题发声而闻名 。她的意见往往发布在博客上，甚至是出版成书 。
周三，记者们就金斯伯格批评川普的言论向乔希·厄内斯特（Josh Earnest）发问 。这位总统发言人表示，“金斯伯格‘声名狼藉’的头衔可不是空穴来风 。”