U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is famous for speaking her mind when it comes to court rulings, so it was no revelation that she freely gave her opinion of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an interview with the New York Times.
Ginsburg says her husband, who passed away in 2010, would not be happy if Trump is elected as president of the United States. She said he probably would say, “‘now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.’”
“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Right-wing conservatives shouldn’t get all excited just yet, she promises that she will not retire “as long as I can do it full steam.”
She pointed out that she wasn’t the only one who has passed their prime years.
“Kennedy is about to turn 80,” she said. “Breyer is going to turn 78.”
Unlike the other Supreme Court justices, she didn’t shy away from talking about the presidential race or the fact that the Republicans are rejecting a vote on President Barack Obama’s appointment of Judge Merrick Garland.
“I think he is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court,” she said. “Super bright and very nice, very easy to deal with. And super prepared. He would be a great colleague.”
She hopes that he will eventually get confirmed.
“It means that I’ll be among five more often than among four,” she said.