Washington Examiner – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she wants to change the Electoral College.
Asked at Stanford University on Monday night about what she would like to change, Ginsburg exclaimed, “the Electoral College!” She also decried partisanship and lamented the death penalty during her appearance at Stanford, according to the Mercury News.
“If I were queen, there would be no death penalty,” Ginsburg said.
After one student reportedly teased Ginsburg about eating more kale to stay healthy, Ginsburg was asked who she would like to see eat more kale and she replied, “Justice Kennedy!”
Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, is rumored to be considering retirement and the White House is already making plans for how to replace Kennedy if he steps down, according to the New York Times. Early favorites to replace Kennedy among President Trump’s team include Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the federal appeals court in Washington and Judge Raymond Kethledge of the 6th Circuit, according to the Times.
Ginsburg, age 83, is three years older than Kennedy, but is not likely to willingly step down during Trump’s presidency. Ginsburg was a vocal critic of Trump during his presidential campaign, although she later walked back some of her remarks.