Sen. Mike Lee questions Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ability to rule impartially on any litigation involving Donald Trump after the far-left Supreme Court justice makes several demeaning comments about the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee.
Should the general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need to be resolved by the Supreme Court, much like Bush v. Gore in 2000, there would be “serious questions” as to whether Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have to recuse herself, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said Wednesday.
Trump called on Ginsburg to resign and questioned her mental capability for the job earlier Wednesday after the justice made several demeaning comments about him in separate interviews to CNN, The New York Times and The Associated Press.
“The mere practical implications are significant on two levels. First, it’s not at all impossible. It’s not outside the realm of possibilities that we could end up with a Bush v. Gore type of dispute at the end of this election cycle. If that were the case, I think this statement raises serious questions as to whether she’d have to recuse herself in such a dispute,” Lee told Fox News Channel. “Secondly, assuming Mr. Trump wins in November, it would beg the question whether any kind of litigation making its way to the Supreme Court involving Mr. Trump’s policies, his actions as president of the United States would themselves trigger a recusal obligation.”