In Trump’s world, there’s nothing worse than a woman with an opinion. To that point, Trump has called on Justices Ginsberg and Sotomayor to recuse themselves from any case that might involve the recently impeached President.
“Justice Ginsburg should [recuse herself] because she went wild during the campaign when I was running. Perhaps she was for Hillary Clinton,” Trump said.
For the record, Sotomayor’s dissents do not single out Trump or his administration, but instead refers to her concerns about the government’s insistence for stays. “The government’s request to halt the lower court’s block on the policy upends “the normal appellate process, putting a thumb on the scale in favor of the party that won a stay.”
And Ginsberg? Trump could not cite a single example of her bias, but instead in a tweet Monday, merely quoted Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s opinion.
If you were looking for bias, one might look at Justice Thomas’s wife, Virginia. She met with Trump administration officials on numerous cases to discuss appointments and she also advises Trump on which “disloyal” aides to fire. And Justice Thomas does not recuse himself from cases involving issues his wife supports.
One final thing, the new book “Dark Towers,” sheds light on how Trump family carried out a coordinated effort to persuade Anthony Kennedy, a swing vote on the Supreme Court, to retire and clear the way for Brett Kavanaugh.