Even after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a statement saying she regretted criticizing Donald Trump, Fox hosted a debate that allowed its Republican guest to echo Trump by calling for her resignation.
In case you missed it, Ginsburg said earlier in the week that she didn’t even “want to think about that possibility” of Trump becoming president. After he blasted her as senile and demanded her resignation, Ginsburg issued a statement regretting her remarks as “ill-advised.” But she stopped short of an apology.
So, naturally, Fox had to debate whether Ginsburg’s statement was “too little too late” when the damage had “already been done,” as host Sandra Smith put it, highlighting the Republican guest’s accusation at the start.
Republican Brad Blakeman got right to suggesting this was some kind of major issue: “As a justice, she is bound by a code of ethics, morally, even if it’s not as a matter of rule in law. The fact is that lower court judges might have been not only rebuked but maybe removed for these comments because they honor an obligation not to make political comments. She knows better,” he accused.
Democrat Christy disagreed. “She’s apologized, she’s human. I think she’s allowed one maybe-hotheaded comment.”
Setzer got in her own jab, however. “I do believe it’s awfully rich for Donald Trump to talk about somebody making inappropriate comments,” she said.
Smith opened the door for Blakeman to echo Trump by bringing up his comments that “she shouldn’t even be able to sit on her job anymore.”
Blakeman added, “I think that’s very true because her bias is showing through most clearly in her comments."
Smith did challenge that by asking, “Don’t we really know the political standings of everyone who sits on the bench?”
But Blakeman stood pat. “You’re a lifetime appointee. The only way we get rid of you is by removal, and she knows that’s not going to happen,” he said. “Donald Trump, on the other hand, can say whatever he wants and guess what, we’re the final arbiter.”
“Moments like these tend to help him,” Smith just happened to opine.
Later, Smith said that Ginsburg has claimed she will leave the country if Trump wins.
Blakeman said, “I’ll buy her the ticket.”
Fox milks every drop of poutrage it can manage from any “controversy” involving a liberal. Meanwhile, when was the last time you saw a debate like this on Fox about the Trump University fraud case?
Watch it below, from the July 14 Your World.