Following backlash to her critical comments about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said in a statement that she regrets her words:
“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.”
Over the past week, Ginsburg has called Trump a “faker” and joked about moving to New Zealand if he were to be elected president, in a series of interviews with the Associated Press, the New York Times and CNN.
Although some defended her decision to get involved with campaign politics, she was widely criticized for compromising her judicial independence, including by the editorial boards of the New York Times and the Washington Post, and the New York Daily News: