President Donald Trump has been speaking about replacing Supreme Court justices, in his usual clear, concise, intelligent way…NOT. By the end of his first term, Trump hopes to see four justices go.
Axios, a political news website, reported that Trump has appointed Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia, who has passed away. Trump mentioned Anthony Kennedy, who has been rumored to be ready for retirement. Then Trump said, “Ginsberg. What does she weigh, 60 pounds?”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has served on the Supreme Court since she took the oath of office in August 1993. Ginsburg’s workout routine is well known and well documented. Politico’s Ben Schreckinger attempted Ginsburg’s workout and wrote, “It nearly broke me.”
Schreckinger wrote, “I’m no athlete, but I’m young and reasonably fit. I thought the workout would be pattycake, but it was much harder than I expected. Ginsburg’s personal trainer, it turns out, is no joke.”
Trump also callously named Sonia Sotomayor, who is just 63 years old, and has battled diabetes since childhood.
Ginsburg is the second female justice to be confirmed to the Court (after Sandra Day O’Connor), and one of four female justices to be confirmed (with Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan), who are still serving. She is generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the Court.
Ginsburg administered Vice President Al Gore’s oath of office to a second term during the second presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton on January 20, 1997. She was the third woman to administer an inaugural oath of office.
Ginsburg is believed to be the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same sex-wedding, performing the August 31, 2013, ceremony of Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser and John Roberts, a government economist.
During three separate interviews conducted in July 2016, Ginsburg criticized the then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump telling The New York Times and the Associated Press she did not want to think about the possibility of a Trump Presidency and joked that she might consider moving to New Zealand