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Dem Rep Tells Trump to ‘Shut the F— up’ Over Ginsburg Criticism

Rep. Alan Grayson blasted Donald Trump on Wednesday for creating senseless controversy regarding Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about his campaign.

The Hill reports:

In recent days Ginsburg has criticized Trump, calling him “a faker” and joking that she would move to New Zealand if he’s elected president.

Trump has called on Ginsburg to resign, as have other GOP lawmakers. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said her comments were “inherently biased and out of the realm.”

Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) also called for her to resign, while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who suspended his own presidential campaign in March, said Ginsburg’s comments “crossed the line.”

“Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot — resign!” Trump tweeted late Tuesday.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused Wednesday to say whether her comments were appropriate in the eyes of the White House, but joked: “She didn’t earn the nickname the ‘Notorious RBG’ for nothing.

But House Democratic leaders had no problem defending her.

“Just because you become a Supreme Court justice, you don’t lose your First Amendment rights,” Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, said Wednesday.

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