Trump Ramps up Attacks on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayer

President Donald Trump has ramped up his attacks on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.

During a press conference in India on Tuesday, Trump continued to accuse the justices of bias against him. His lines of attack began on Monday night with a pair of tweets.

Then, during a press conference in India, Trump again said the justices should recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration.

“It’s very obvious,” Trump said. “Justice Ginsburg should [recuse herself] because she went wild during the campaign when I was running.”

He added that Justice Sotomayor was “trying to shame people with perhaps a different view.”

The tension with Ginsburg goes back to 2016 when she said Trump was a “faker” who “has no consistency about him.” Ginsburg later said she regretted the remarks.

Sotomayor drew Trump’s ire after writing a strong dissent against the conservative justices for repeatedly issuing “stays” against lower court rulings that were holding up some of Trump’s policy priorities, as USA Today reports. Sotomayor did not accuse the conservative justices of being pro-Trump, but she did say they’ve been too quick to grant emergency relief to the federal government.

“It is hard to say what is more troubling: that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it,” Sotomayor wrote.

She added that the government’s cries of urgency “ring increasingly hollow” because of how frequent they are. Trump and his allies have maintained that it’s the lower courts — who continuously try to block Trump policies with nationwide injunctions — that are causing the chaos.

“I just don’t know how they cannot recuse themselves from anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related,” Trump said of the two justices.

Responses

  1. General, Why are you confused over judges being impartial? And why is the notion of that funny?

    The role of judges is to rule on EXISTING laws, not invent new ones as the liberal ones do. RBG as one of the most notorious!

    1. You are confused, An Unhung Chad.

      I am not the one cobfused over buased judges. Since 1982, the Federalist Society has convinced presidents, especially what used to be Republican presidents, to appoint conservative judges that THEY want on benches throughout this country. It vetted Dear Leader’s list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees and, as of January 2019, 25 out of 30 of President Trump’s appellate court nominees were current or former members of the society. Plus, everyone knows about Dear Leader’s penchant or outright demand for loyalty. That is what fascists DO.

      Paired up with Barr’s desire to have a president above any of our laws, and his corruption of our judicial system, and laws, and the Constitution, this country is going straight down the toilet.

      If you can’t see that, then you need to take a long, hard look at yourself in a mirror because you are destroying what America used to represent in this world. I am not going to try to hold your hand over this. Y’ALL have to recognize the dangers here on your own.

  2. All judges should maintain an air of impartiality. To do otherwise makes them partisans who should recuse themselves OR have it forced upon them.

    Attacking one’s fellow judges is particularly repugnant and will roil future decisions. Apparently that “Latina” ain’t so wise or professional in her conduct.

  3. We need to ramp up our attacks on A.G. Barr. He is an existential threat to our justice system, rule of law and our Constitution because he is enabling Dear Leader as a fascist, the head of one-party rule.

    1. “an existential threat to our justice system, rule of law and our Constitution” no less than judges who have PUBLICLY EXPRESSED PARTISANSHIP.

      Show an instance where Barr has done so and he’s the AG, a political appointee, NOT a judge who MUST maintain neutrality in interpreting the law.

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