Ginsburg: 'No Doubt' Sexism Affected 2016 Presidential Election
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she is sure sexism affected the outcome of the 2016 presidential race.
"I have no doubt that it did,” Ginsburg responded when asked whether sexism played a role during an interview with Charlie Rose on CBS News.
"There are so many things that might have been decisive, but that was a major, major factor," the justice said
She added, however, that she's optimistic about gender equality in the government after seeing an increase in representation in Congress and on the Supreme Court.
"To see the entrance of women into places where they were not there before is a hopeful sign," the oldest sitting justice stated.
Ginsburg was an outspoken critic of candidate Donald Trump during campaign season, calling him a "faker" and accusing the billionaire of having "no consistency."
Trump responded to her remarks with a tweet: "Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot -- resign!"
Ginsburg later apologized and said her comments were “ill-advised.”
"Judges should not talk about political candidates," she said in a statement.