Archaic Supreme Court Judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recently went to a Columbia University Women’s Conference and talked about many different subjects, but she did say that she has “no doubt” that sexism played a role in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election defeat, reports Fox News.
During the event, Ginsburg was asked to clarify remarks she made last September, in which she said sexism was 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.
Presumably, this “macho atmosphere” she is referring to is Donald Trump and the sense of power he obviously gave off since he ended up winning the election over Hillary.
“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 has historically been a liberal voter when it comes to decisions in the supreme court and has been known to speak out about Donald Trump during his campaign season, calling him a “faker” and accusing the billionaire of having “no consistency.”
Trump responded to her “very dumb political statements” on Twitter, saying “her mind is shot” and calling for her to 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 apologized and said her comments were “ill-advised.”
“Judges should not talk about political candidates,” she said in a statement.
During this talk with Columbia University, she also spoke about the #MeToo movement that has resulted in some recent backlash as of lately. Even President Trump has spoken out against the movement, saying that “peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
Ginsburg, however, thinks that the MeToo movement isn’t going anywhere and that it is too prevalent of a problem for women to it not be as loud of an issue as it ever has been.