In a rather overdramatic fashion, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she doesn’t even “want to contemplate” a Donald Trump presidency, during a rare interview with the New York Times released Sunday. Ginsburg, at 83 years old, is making the claim she will flee to “New Zealand” if the billionaire and presumptive GOP nominee wins the November election.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be . . . with Donald Trump as our president,” the Jimmy Carter appointed jurist said in the interview within her chambers. One of the main focuses of this upcoming election is finding a replacement justice to fill the vacant spot left by conservative Antonin Scalia, following his death earlier this year. Choosing a replacement is a primary objective of Trump’s, and he may soon have to find another if Ginsburg’s following statement holds truth.
“For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that,” she said. “Now it’s time for [me] to move to New Zealand.”