Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be attending President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address this coming Tuesday.
Instead, she will be at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, for a talk that was announced in August, the Providence Journal reported.
But maybe it’s just as well. Ginsberg, 84, famously slept through former president Barack Obama’s SOTU speech in 2015. She later admitted she wasn’t “100 percent sober.”
“The audience, for the most part, is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone-faced,” Ginsburg said Thursday during an event hosted by The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., according to CNN.
“But we’re not, at least I was not, 100 percent sober.”
As the left do, Ginsberg blamed someone else for her actions. She said she and other justices attended a dinner party before the president’s address and that Justice Anthony Kennedy brought “very fine California wine.” She couldn’t remember how much she drank.
Ginsberg has bashed President Trump in the past.
In 2016 she called him a “faker.” In a decidedly undignified interview with The New York Times in July 2016, she said, “I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Ginsberg said if Trump won the 2016 election it would be “time for us to move to New Zealand.” Of course, like all the other liberal elites who vowed to leave America if Trump won, she stayed put.
President Trump fired back on Twitter, saying Ginsberg wasn’t mentally sound and that she should step down.
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
And of course….
Ginsburg also did not attend last year’s presidential address, after attending to all eight of former President Barack Obama’s addresses, the Hill reported. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas also didn’t attend President Trump’s address last year.
Other justices have skipped out on the annual address, so the practice is not abnormal, the report said.
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