Fox News contributor hits back at Ginsburg: ‘Was sexism a factor’ when Obama beat Clinton?

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Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich slammed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on Thursday for citing sexism as a reason Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election. 

“Was sexism a factor when Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination in 2008?” Pavlich asked during an interview on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom.”

“Maybe she can take a look at that as well,” she continued. “This old argument of sexism doesn’t add up when you look at the numbers across the board.”

{mosads}”Sexism isn’t why voters in Wisconsin and Michigan — blue states, we’ve been talking about this for months — went out and voted for Donald Trump. They voted for him because of his message and because Hillary Clinton wasn’t in touch with people on the ground there and what their needs were,” Pavlich concluded. 

“When it comes to what they thought about her, the number one word that came to mind of the majority of voters was ‘liar.’ They didn’t trust her and she was never able to gain that back.”

Pavlich’s comments come following Ginsburg’s remarks to CBS’s Charlie Rose on Tuesday night, in which she said there was “no doubt” sexism played a “major” role in Clinton’s stunning defeat in the 2016 election. 

“I have no doubt that it did,” she replied when asked if sexism played a role, adding that it “was a major, major factor.”

Ginsberg was critical of Trump during the campaign, a rarity for a Supreme Court justice in terms of offering a political opinion.

“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she told The New York Times in July 2016. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Ginsburg apologized for the comments four days later. 

In addition to her contributions to Fox News, Pavlich is a contributing columnist for The Hill. 

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