Donald Trump demands Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor RECUSE themselves – The Sun

PRESIDENT Trump has called for left-leaning Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from any case involving his administration.

Trump's criticism comes after Sotomayor wrote in a dissenting opinion that her conservative colleagues are too quick to approve emergency applications for the president.

He focused his anger on Ginsburg as well, telling reporters in India today that she should recuse herself because "she went wild" during the 2016 campaign.

His tweets against the justices were a reaction to a segment on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show The Ingraham Angle that focused on the judge.

"'Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.' @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews," Trump tweeted today.

"This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to 'shame' some into voting her way?

"She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a 'faker' (sic)."

The president added that both justices should "recuse themselves on all Trump, or Trump related matters!"

"While 'elections have consequences,' I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!"

Ginsburg had mocked Trump during the summer of 2016 when he was running for president.

"He has no consistency about him," she said at the time.

"He says whatever comes into his head at the moment."

Ginsburg later apologized.

Trump revisited the issue when he criticized Ginsburg and Sotomayor during a press conference in India today, again calling for their recusal.

"What Justice Sotomayor said yesterday was highly inappropriate," he told reporters.

"She's trying to shame people with perhaps a different view into voting her way."

Sotomayor's fiery dissent came as the Supreme Court voted to allow the administration to enforce its "public charge" restriction, making it harder for certain immigrants to gain legal status.

"Claiming one emergency over the other, the Government has recently sought stays in an unprecedented number of cases," Sotomayor wrote, according to CNN.

"It is hard to say what is more troubling, that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it."

She added that the right-leaning Court "has been all too quick to grant the government's reflexive requests."

"Make no mistake," she wrote, "the Court is partly to blame for the breakdown in the appellate process."

The dissent also includes her regret about how death row cases are handled.

"The Court often permits executions – where the risk of irreparable harm is the loss of life – to proceed, justifying many of those decisions on purported failures to 'raise any potentially meritorious claims in a timely manner,'" she wrote.

Sotomayor added that "I fear this disparity in treatment erodes the fair and balanced decision-making process that the Court must strive to protect."


Trump's visit to India included a meeting with the prime minister and a visit to the famed Taj Mahal.

The president hailed Prime Minister Narenda Modi at a "Namaste Trump" rally at a massive cricket stadium that may be the biggest audience that Trump ever addressed.

Trump said he will always remember the "remarkable hospitality" he was shown.



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