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Ryan Calls Out Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Trump Comments

Speaker says her remarks "clearly calls into question her bias"

As a judicial appointee who evaluates the actions of the executive branch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not have spoken out on Donald Trump, says Speaker Paul D. Ryan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
As a judicial appointee who evaluates the actions of the executive branch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg should not have spoken out on Donald Trump, says Speaker Paul D. Ryan. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calling Donald Trump “a faker” and saying she cannot imagine how the nation would look like under his leadership “clearly calls into question her bias,” Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday.  

“I find it very peculiar and I think it’s out of place for an appointed branch of government,” the Wisconsin Republican said at a town hall event in New York hosted by CNN.   

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Ryan said it’s appropriate for elected officials to speak their mind on presidential politics, but judicial appointees who have to evaluate the actions of the executive and legislative branch should not be commenting on the politicians who seek to serve in those capacities.   

“For someone on the Supreme Court who is going to be calling balls and strikes in the future based upon whatever the next president and Congress does, that strikes me as inherently biased and out of the realm,” Ryan said. “I think that’s something that she should not have done because I don’t think that that shows that she intends on being impartial in the future.”


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