In response to White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s Cosmopolitan interview Thursday in which he called for “depoliticizing the Supreme Court,” his competitor Bernie Sanders called for more activist justices “like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor.”
Buttigieg told the magazine that he would like “to stop the descent of the Supreme Court into becoming yet another political body”: “My appointments will definitely be people who share my values. But when I’m talking about the structure of the Supreme Court, I’m talking about something deeper. I’m talking about depoliticizing the Supreme Court.
“Because right now, every time there’s a vacancy, there’s this apocalyptic ideological battle and it hurts the court and it hurts the country,” Buttigieg added.
Sanders, in contrast, made his ideological intentions clear on Twitter: “Interesting, I’d like more justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor,” he wrote.