House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanIs Joe Biden finished? Krystal Ball previews fifth Democratic debate Former Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled MORE (R-Wis.) on Tuesday night scolded liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for repeatedly criticizing presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate MORE.


“That shows bias to me. For someone on the Supreme Court who is going to be calling balls and strikes in the future based upon whatever the next president or Congress does, that strikes me as inherently biased and out of the realm,” Ryan said during a televised town hall on CNN. “I think that’s something she should have not have done because I think it shows she does not intend to be impartial in the future.”

Ryan cited the landmark 2000 Bush vs. Gore Supreme Court case as an example of why Ginsburg should not have attacked Trump; that case determined the outcome of the closest presidential race in modern history. But the Speaker wouldn’t join other Republicans who’ve called on Ginsburg to recuse herself from any future case involving the candidate. 

“Well let’s see what happens in the future, but I don’t think she should have done this in the first place,” Ryan said. “I don’t think this was good form." 

Earlier this week, the usually candid Ginsburg blasted Trump as a “faker” and tax cheat who has “no consistency about him,” has a big ego and says whatever is on his mind.