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She’s sorry. Ginsburg apologizes for Trump insults

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WASHINGTON – Thursday, 83-year old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized for making nasty comments about presumed presidential candidate Donald Trump.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," she said in a statement. "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

One IR reader Tweeted a different take on Ginsburg's comment:

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Another reader writes:

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Earlier this week, Ginsburg told the New York Times that she couldn't bring herself to think about Trump as president.

“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she said in the interview. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Ginsburg then called Trump a “faker” in a CNN interview, saying “he really has an ego.”

Trump, of course, did not hesitate to respond. 

"She's a disgrace to the Supreme Court. For her to politicize the Supreme Court, this is all the more reason I hope I win, because I have 11 justices who are incredible justices, highly respected by all, including liberal people,” he told Fox News Wednesday, referring to a list of potential court picks he released earlier this year. The candidates were recommended by conservative grouops Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.

“For her to come out and say [these] kind of things, there's almost something wrong with her," Trump added. 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Jonah Goldberg further makes my point in his column today:
    “Writing for the majority in the Hellerstedt case, Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the Texas statute was unnecessary because “determined wrongdoers” like Gosnell wouldn’t be deterred by new laws given that he was willing to violate existing laws.
    Maybe so. But isn’t that exactly the NRA’s position on gun laws? Murderers, never mind terrorists, by definition don’t care about the law.
    It gets even crazier. President Obama, who hailed the court’s decision, desperately craves the unilateral power to keep a list of people to whom he wants to deny guns without due process. But he also insists that known terrorists, particularly those held at Guantanamo Bay, have a constitutional right to due process (though presumably not to buy a gun).
    Yes, there’s a lot of deviltry in the details, but the basic truth is undeniable: Those on the left, in all three branches of the federal government, along with their cheerleaders in the media, believe that the rights they like are sacred and the rights they dislike are negligible inconveniences at best and outrageous cancers on the body politic at worst. As Justice Clarence Thomas put it in his Hellerstedt dissent: “The [“liberals” added by Spense] Court employs a different approach to rights that it favors.””

  2. Grace?
    Apology?
    What apology?
    The old lunatic expressed “regret”, she absolutely did NOT apologize – big difference.
    She “regrets” that her spouting off is backfiring on her and her comrades.
    Where there is no apology, there can be no grace.