Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg implied in an interview with the Razia Iqbal of the BBC that senators who have already expressed their verdict in the president’s likely impeachment trial should be disqualified.
GINSBURG: Should a trial be impartial? Of course. That’s the job of a judge to be impartial.
IQBAL: So if a senator says, ‘I’ve already made up my mind and the trial doesn’t exist at the moment,’ there is no accountability, is there?
GINSBURG: If a judge said that, a judge would be disqualified from the case.