According to Bloomberg, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will NOT be attending Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.
Conservative Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, who have not attended such speeches over the last several years, will also pass on Trump’s address.
Ginsburg DID attend all eight of former President Obama’s speeches.
Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told Bloomberg that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan will be in attendance.
Ginsburg, who was appointed by former President Bill Clinton in 1993, also skipped former GOP President George W. Bush’s speeches during her tenure.
Alito has not attended a speech since 2010, Bloomberg said, the year Obama criticized the justices’ freshly issued ruling on campaign finance in its Citizens United case.
Obama accused the nation’s highest court of disregarding 100 years of precedent, a claim that made Alito shake his head and mouth “not true” as Democratic lawmakers applauded behind him.