Ginsburg: Sexism was a 'major factor' in Clinton's election loss
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that she has “no doubt” that sexism played a "major" part in the surprise results of the 2016 presidential election.

CBS’s Charlie Rose asked Ginsburg at an event Tuesday night if she thought sexism contributed to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders thanks Iowa voters for giving momentum to progressive agenda Manchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia Arizona newspaper backs Democrat in dead heat Senate race MORE’s loss to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' MORE in 2016.

“I have no doubt that it did,” she replied.

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Ginsburg said that while there were many elements that led to Clinton’s loss, sexism “was a major, major factor.”

The justice, who described herself as a “flaming female litigator” last week, faced backlash last year for criticizing Trump while he was still a candidate.

She told The New York Times that she “can’t 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,” she said.

Ginsburg later apologized for the comments.

She also appeared to wear the ornamental garb known as her “dissent” collar at Supreme Court arguments the day after Trump won the election. She normally wears the jabot while delivering dissenting opinions but no opinions were issued that day.