GOP rep: Ginsburg's actions 'must be met with consequences'

GOP rep: Ginsburg's actions 'must be met with consequences'
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Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith WeberGOP lawmakers call for provisions barring DOD funds for border wall to be dropped House conservatives call for ethics probe into Joaquin Castro tweet Conservatives call on Pelosi to cancel August recess MORE (R-Texas) is calling on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign over critical remarks she made about Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE.


In a statement Wednesday, Weber said Ginsburg’s politically charged statements “must be met with consequences.”

“The recent comments of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg on Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump are the antithesis of Lady Justice and in direct violation for what the highest court in the land stands," he said. "Justice Ginsburg's actions must be met with consequences. I agree with Donald Trump that she should resign.”

GOP members on Tuesday slammed Ginsburg for joking in an interview with The New York Times this week that it would be time to move to New Zealand if Trump is elected.

Ginsburg told the 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,” she said. “For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

She later quoted her late husband Martin Ginsburg, saying, “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio Rubio The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation GOP group's ad calls on Graham to push for election security: 'Are you still trying?' Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joins CBS News as contributor MORE (R-Fla.), who suspended his own presidential campaign in March, said Ginsburg's comments “crossed the line.”

Trump fired back early Wednesday, calling for Ginsburg’s resignation.

“Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me," he said in a tweet. "Her mind is shot — resign!”