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Republicans Call for Ginsburg to Recuse Herself from Travel Ban Case

House Republicans want Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the hearing of President Donald Trump’s travel ban case this fall.

In a letter sent Monday morning, 58 House Republicans claim Ginsburg was “required by law” to recuse herself from the case because of comments she made about Trump during an interview last July.

The GOP lawmakers’ letter to Ginsburg reads:

There is no doubt that your impartiality can be reasonably questioned; indeed, it would be unreasonable not to question your impartiality. Failure to recuse yourself from any such case would violate the law and undermine the credibility of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Their concerns about Ginsburg’s impartiality stem from comments she made during an interview last year.

“He is a faker,” Ginsburg told CNN’s Joan Biskupic midway through the election season. “He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”

Ginsburg would later say that she “regretted” making the comments and that they were “ill-advised,” but that didn’t stop Trump from calling for her resignation.

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) tweeted his support of the letter early Monday morning, adding in a statement that Ginsburg’s “attacks” against Trump “are incompatible with her judicial role.”

“She must follow the law and recuse herself from this case,” DeSantis added.

Ginsburg hasn’t responded to the letter yet, but she may well ignore it altogether.

While there is a Code of Conduct for U.S. federal judges, Supreme Court Justices are not required to obey those rules, even though most abide by them anyway.

“The Code of Conduct, by its express terms, applies only to lower federal court judges. That reflects a fundamental difference between the Supreme Court and the other federal courts,” explained Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. in his 2011 year-end report on the judiciary.

“The Justices follow the same general principles respecting recusal as other federal judges, but the application of those principles can differ due to the unique circumstances of the Supreme Court,” Roberts wrote.