One year ago, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the latest in a line of high-profile Americans who threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump were to become president.
She’s still here.
In a profile in The New York Times, the octogenarian said she “didn’t even want to contemplate” what would happen to the nation’s highest court if Trump assumed office.
In fact, she said that she “couldn’t even imagine what … the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.”
And then she claimed that her husband, who died in 2010, would have encouraged them to pack up and move to New Zealand:
“‘Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,’” Justice Ginsburg said, smiling ruefully.
Then-candidate Trump said the justice’s “mind is shot” and called on her to resign:
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
The day after the candidate’s tweet, Ginsburg told CNN that she thought Trump was “a faker.”
And she had a few other problems with him as well:
“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”
Ginsburg became the butt of memes and jokes:
Fifty-eight Republican congressional reps called on her to recuse herself from the travel ban case the court has agreed to consider next fall.
And now President Trump has nominated, and the Senate has confirmed, Neil Gorsuch to fill the spot left by the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia — a job she wanted to go to Merrick Garland, President Obama’s choice.
Ginsburg, who’s suffered through two bouts of cancer, doesn’t show signs of leaving the bench anytime soon. She says she will stay as long as she can be a productive member of the court.
Source: Conservative Daily