Trump’s attack on Sotomayor and Ginsburg backfires as critics point out conservative justices’ conflicts of interest

Trump’s attack on Sotomayor and Ginsburg backfires as critics point out conservative justices’ conflicts of interest
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This Monday, President Trump attacked liberal Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Ruth Bader and demanded that they recuse themselves from any cases that involve him.


“‘Sotomayor accuses GOP appointed Justices of being biased in favor of Trump,’” Trump tweeted while citing Laura Ingraham of Fox News. “This is a terrible thing to say. Trying to ‘shame’ some into voting her way? She never criticized Justice Ginsberg when she called me a ‘faker’. Both should recuse themselves on all Trump, or Trump related, matters!”

“While ‘elections have consequences,’” he added, “I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!”

But many on Twitter saw the rant as just another example of Trump’s inherent hypocrisy, with some citing a recent story chronicling Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife’s advocacy on Trump’s behalf.

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