Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed “regret” for recent comments she made criticizing Donald Trump in a statement released Thursday by the Supreme Court’s public information office, but stopped short of a full out apology to the presumptive GOP nominee.
“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them. Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect,” Ginsburg said.
Last week, Ginsburg told the Associated Press that she didn’t “want to think about” the possibility of Trump becoming president, adding that if he did, “then everything is up for grabs.”
She went even further in interviews with the New York Times — where she insinuated that she’d move to New Zealand if he was elected — and with CNN, where she called Trump a “faker” and bashed him for not releasing his tax returns.