Republicans to Ginsburg: 'You Are Bound by Law to Recuse Yourself' From Travel Ban Case
Dozens of Republicans are now calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the case looking into the constitutionality of President Trump's travel ban.
The letter signed by 58 House Republicans demands Justice Ginsburg step away from the proceedings due to her past critical comments toward Trump.
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) June 26, 2017
"You are bound by law to recuse yourself from participation in this case. There is no doubt that your impartiality can be reasonably questioned," the letter states.
The court lifted the injunction on the travel ban Monday, ruling that most parts can be enforced until a full hearing takes place in the fall.
Last year Justice Ginsburg called then-candidate Trump a "faker," and slammed his "ego" and "inconsistency."
Trump hit back, saying the justice's "mind is shot," and that she should resign from the Supreme Court.
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
On "America's Newsroom," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) - one of the signees on the letter - said the code of conduct for judges is very clear.
"You shouldn't endorse or oppose a candidate and if you do and that person is now in front of you [in court] on some kind of issue, you're supposed to recuse yourself. ... I think Justice Ginsburg did all that," said Jordan, noting that even the New York Times and Washington Post were critical of Ginsburg's comments.
A few weeks ago, Judge Andrew Napolitano pointed out that the decision to recuse is up to Ginsburg and if she were a federal judge, she would likely be directed by a higher court to recuse herself.
Watch the interview above.