Ruth Bader Ginsburg Apologizes for anti-Trump Remarks

Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice says she regrets making negative comments about Donald Trump, who said she should resign over the incidents.

Lawrence Hurley
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U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C., October 8, 2010 and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in New York, June 22, 2016.
Lawrence Hurley

REUTERS — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized on Thursday for statements she made criticizing Republican presidential contender Donald Trump. 

"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," she said in a statement issued by the court. 

"Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect," Ginsburg added. 

In recent days, Ginsburg gave a series of interview to media outlets in which she make critical remarks about Trump. 

In a CNN interview posted on Tuesday, Ginsburg called the presumptive Republican nominee "a faker." In a separate interview, Ginsburg joked about moving to New Zealand if Trump wins the White House. 

Her remarks prompted criticism from Trump, who said she should resign, as well as legal ethics scholars, who said Supreme Court justices should not voice their opinions on election issues.