Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said Sunday that sexism played a “prominent” role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Justice Ginsberg said at an event at Columbia University.
The justice said that “anyone who watched” the campaign would also feel the same way before saying that she did not want to wade into the “political arena” too much. Supreme Court justices have known political ideologies when appointed, but typically try to stay away from commenting on day-to-day politics.
Justice Ginsberg is known as one of the more liberal-leaning judges on the high court. She was appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993.