President Donald Trump said Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from cases involving his administration, as a result of their past anti-Trump comments.
Trump pointed to Justice Sotomayor for her comments criticizing his administration’s relationship with the Supreme Court.
After the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration’s request to stay an injunction against the new public charge law, Sotomayor subtly criticized conservative justices on the court for siding with Trump in the majority of “emergency” immigration cases.
Trump said that her remarks were “terrible” and unfit for the Supreme Court.
“A Supreme Court Justice is a different standard but at the same time I think it’s a higher standard in a certain sense,” Trump said.
“Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump.” @IngrahamAngle @FoxNews 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”. Both should recuse themselves..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2020