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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave a short answer at the beginning of this week to a President Trump’s tweet earlier this month suggesting he could to stop the appeal to the Supreme court for impeachment proceedings.
“The President is not a lawyer,” Ginsburg said on Monday.
In Dec. 2, Trump tweeted, “I read the Republican report on the impeachment hoax. Super Work!!! The radical Left has NO CASE. You can read the transcripts. Should not even be allowed. We can go to the Supreme court to stop it?”
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“He is not trained right,” Ginsburg sat down at a New York City event where she was honored, according to the BBC.
“The truth is, the judiciary is a reactive institution,” she said. “We have no program, no agenda. We react to what is out there.”
Ginsburg also suggests that senators who show bias on impeachment should not be allowed to serve as jurors in the impeachment proceedings.
“If a judge said that a judge would be disqualified from sitting in the case,” she added.
Many of the members of the Senate have already determined how they will vote on impeachment, although the test version is not expected to be held until January, if the house follows through impeachment this week.
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Chief Justice John Roberts would preside over a Senate trial.