Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confident that a Democrat will win the 2016 presidential election.
“I think it’s going to be another Democratic president” after Barack Obama, Ginsburg told the Washington Post in an interview published this weekend. “The Democrats do fine in presidential elections; their problem is they can’t get out the vote in the midterm elections.”
Ginsburg expressed her reluctance to leave the Supreme Court in several recent interviews, emphasizing that she doesn’t feel pressured to retire so Obama may appoint her successor. She told the Post that she takes her job “year by year” and believes “there will be signs” when she does become unfit to remain on the bench.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.