President Trump has once again seized the spotlight from the flailing Democrat candidates, this time with a targeted strike against Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump called out both justices for their political bias in a role that is meant to be nonpartisan.
USA Today reports:
The president posted a tweet Monday in which he accused Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor of bias against him.
“It’s very obvious,” Trump said at a news conference in India, where he was wrapping up a 36-hour trip. “Justice Ginsburg should [recuse herself] because she went wild during the campaign when I was running.”
“Perhaps she was for Hillary Clinton,” Trump said.
“I just don’t know how they cannot recuse themselves from anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related,” the president said. He said Sotomayor – who was appointed by President Barack Obama – is “trying to shame people with perhaps a different view.”
Much of the commentary has been the predictable hand-wringing about an independent judiciary. But what’s missing in the analysis is the fact that Trump isn’t the one that politicized the judiciary.
It was Ginsberg in 2016, who assumed that Hillary would win and felt comfortable blasting Trump in a display of partisanship that she apologized for later. And it was Sotomayor that threw the latest bomb at the administration in her very public dissent that accused the Supreme Court majority of pro-Trump bias.
Liberals can’t have it both ways. When Supreme Court justices decide to throw partisan bombs and then retreat behind the cover of “impartiality,” they should be called out for it.
Thankfully, President Trump is the right man for that job.