Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election defeat is old news, you would think. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has decided to bring up the defeat and stand by her comments she made a year ago, claiming that sexism “no doubt” was one reason why Clinton lost the presidency.
That’s right people, sexism…
On Sunday Ginsburg was speaking at a Columbia University Women’s Conference where she was asked to clarify her statement made in September. She replied by saying sexism was a “major, major factor” in the outcome of the election.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said.
“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part,” she continued.
Via Fox News: Ginsburg was an outspoken critic of Donald Trump during campaign season, calling him a “faker” and accusing the billionaire of having “no consistency.”
Trump responded to her “very dumb political statements” on Twitter, saying “her mind is shot” and calling for her to resign.
Ginsburg later apologized and said her comments were “ill-advised.”
“Judges should not talk about political candidates,” she said in a statement.
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