U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has apologized for her unprecedented attack this week on GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Ginsburg had said in a New York Times interview published Monday, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president … For the country, it could be four years. For the Court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” She added a remark her late husband would say on such occasions: ‘Now it’s time to move to New Zealand.”
After a firestorm of criticism that followed the report, however, Ginsburg said in a statement released Thursday morning by the Court: “On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office.
“In the future I will be more circumspect.”
The Times had asked Trump for a response to Ginsburg’s comments following her interview. “I think it’s a disgrace to the Court, and I think she should apologize to the Court,” he told the newspaper.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”