Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she believes sexism was a “major, major factor” in the 2016 election.
Bader was asked during an interview with “CBS This Morning” when she expected to see the United States elect its first female president.
“When do I think? We came pretty close,” she replied.
“Do you think sexism played a role in that campaign?” anchor Charlie Rose asked.
“Do I think so? I have no doubt,” Ginsburg asserted.
Rose then asked if Ginsburg believed the role of sexism was “decisive” in Hillary Clinton’s loss–that is, if Clinton were a man, would she have won the election?
“There are so many things…there’s so many things that might have been decisive,” she hedged. “But that was a major, major factor.”
Ginsburg’s responses echo those of Clinton, who has many times blamed sexism for her defeat at the hands of President Donald Trump.