She spoke too candidly in several different publications, letting the world know she doesn’t like Trump and she doesn’t care who knows it. Some Republican lawmakers are making sure she doesn’t unduly influence important cases involving President Trump.
This letter was written to Ginsburg and signed by several Republicans:
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) June 26, 2017
The Washington Examiner reported:
In the letter, the congressmen call for Ginsburg to recuse herself in the case International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump. The case centers on President Trump’s travel ban, which seeks to restrict refugee settlement in the U.S. as well as prohibit travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.
The congressmen argued Ginsburg’s previous public comments about Trump, which included calling him a “faker” and saying he has an “ego,” merited her recusal from the case.
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, scheduling oral arguments for the first session in October. The court also lifted the injunction on the ban except for individuals with a bona fide relationship to the U.S.
Ginsburg subsequently apologized for her comments, though she was criticized by the editorial boards of both The New York Times and The Washington Post. Excerpts from those editorials were included in the letter sent to Ginsburg.
With rumors of Kennedy resigning, perhaps it’s time for RBG to go too.