According to Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, Hillary lost the election because of the ‘macho atmosphere’ and ‘sexism.’
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg backed-up comments she made last year that “sexism” and a “macho atmosphere no doubt” played a role in Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 election.
Ginsburg was speaking at Columbia University Women’s Conference event on Sunday, and was asked to elaborate on remarks she made last September, claiming that sexism played a “major, major factor” in how the election played out.
“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.
“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part,” she continued.
Ginsburg was a vocal critic of Donald Trump during the 2016 election season, calling him an egotistic “faker” with “no consistency.”
Trump called out Ginsburg’s remarks on Twitter, saying she made “very dumb political statements” and that she should resign.
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
Ginsburg later released a statement apologizing for her “ill-advised” remarks about Trump.
“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised, and I regret making them,” Ginsburg said at the time. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future, I will be more circumspect.”
The 84-year-old justice said as of January that she does not plan on retiring in the near future.