Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has concluded that if Donald Trump actually manages to win the election and become President of the United Sates, the only sane thing left to do will be to flee the country.
Speaking with the The New York Times, Ginsburg said that if her husband, who passed away in 2010, were still alive today, he would have said,
Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.
Ginsburg added that it isn’t just the White House at stake, but also the future of the Supreme Court.
“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she said. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Ginsburg, who is 83, said she has every intention of continuing to serve as a Supreme Court justice “as long as I can do it full steam.” But she also said that Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer aren’t exactly young men anymore, alluding to the fact the next president could be making several appointments to the court.
Ginsburg also used the opportunity to endorse Merrick Garland, who has been nominated by Obama to fill the vacant seat left on the Supreme Court by the unexpected death of Antonin Scalia. Before Scalia’s body was even cold, Republicans announced that they would block any name the president put forth. Holding true to their word, Garland has not yet received a hearing.
“I think he is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court,” she said. “Super bright and very nice, very easy to deal with. And super prepared. He would be a great colleague.”
Ginsburg is right on all counts, particularly her conclusion that if Trump gets his bigoted orange butt into the White House, it will be time to get the hell out of this country. Quickly.
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