Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse herself from upcoming hearings about President Donald Trump's travel ban following the complaints she made about him while he was running for office, Rep. Jim Jordan said Tuesday.
"The code of conduct for judges is clear," the Ohio Republican and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "You shouldn't oppose a candidate. If you do and that person is in front of you, you should recuse yourself."
Jordan, along with almost 60 other congressmen, Monday signed onto a letter demanding Ginsburg step down, referring to comments she made during an interview with The New York Times last July that she could not "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."
Ginsburg also told The Associated Press that she did not want to think about the possibility of Trump winning.
Jordan said he does not believe Ginsburg will recuse herself, and that he knows it's a different issue, but still part of a broader problem, as the "American people are so frustrated with what they view as people who aren't being impartial."
Americans want to see that there is equal treatment under the law, pointing to the Justice Department's handling of Hillary Clinton's investigation, Jordan said.
"When have you ever seen the subject of the investigation's husband get to meet with the attorney general three days before the subject of the investigation is interviewed?" said Jordan. "Or seen the former FBI director leak a federal memo, a government memo through a friend to The New York Times with the stated purpose, — he said it under oath — with the stated purpose to create momentum? This is the kind of stuff that drives Americans crazy. We want equal treatment under the law. We aren't seeing that."
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