Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighed in on Trump’s impeachment tantrum in an interview with the BBC following an awards ceremony on Monday.
Earlier this month, the president suggested in a tweet that the Supreme Court could step in.
“Radical Left has NO CASE. Read the Transcripts. Shouldn’t even be allowed. Can we go to Supreme Court to stop?”
When the BBC’s Razia Iqbal asked the justice what her reading of the constitution was in this context, she replied: “The president is not a lawyer, he’s not law trained.”
She also opined in the conversation that senators who openly display bias should be disqualified from acting as jurors in an impeachment trial. Mitch McConnell has stated that acquittal was certain in the senate.
When asked about senators making up their minds before the trial, the Supreme Court Justice said: “Well if a judge said that, a judge would be disqualified from sitting on the case.”
Justice Ginsberg was at an event where she received the Berggruen Prize for philosophy and culture, an award given annually to one whose ideas “have profoundly shaped human understanding and advancement”.
Source at BBC