Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg blamed “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere” for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election defeat.
At a Columbia University Women’s Conference Sunday, Ginsburg was asked to clarify a comment she made in September 2016 on PBS, where she said sexism “no doubt” was one of the reasons Clinton lost to Trump. Ginsburg said she still believed sexism interfered with the election, adding that no man could have possibly have been criticized the way Clinton acted.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said Sunday. “I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part.”
Ginsburg has continued to criticize Trump since he won the Republican nomination for president, which sparked a tweet from then-candidate Trump in July 2016.
“Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me,” Trump tweeted. “Her mind is shot — resign!”