Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings have been so contentious that now even Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is complaining.
Democrats who pulled wild, self-aggrandizing stunts during the Kavanaugh hearings last week should once again hang their heads in shame after Ginsburg remarks condemning the way things have changed since she was confirmed to the high court.
“The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong,” Ginsburg said at a talk at George Washington University Law School Wednesday, according to Amy Wang of the Washington Post.
“I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was,” the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice said, reflecting on her own confirmation process before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1993.
Justice Ginsburg (visiting @gwlaw) contrasts her confirmation process to Kavanaugh’s, says it was “truly bipartisan” back then. “The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong… I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was.” #RBG
— Amy B Wang (@amybwang) September 12, 2018
The Senate confirmed her nomination by former President Bill Clinton in an amazing 96-3 vote. It seems Republicans did not treat Ginsburg any where near as harshly as Democrats have treated Kavanaugh, with 40 Republican Senators voting for her to be confirmed.
President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee has faced unrelenting scrutiny leading up to a scheduled vote by the Judiciary Committee on Thursday – a vote Democrats will likely try to block. The hearings have been peppered with confrontational questioning of Kavanaugh by Democrats and shouts from protesters.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 11, 2018
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has even been targeted by progressives with a crowdfunding campaign to replace her if she votes for Kavanaugh.
As liberals panic about Ginsburg’s age and intentions of staying on the bench, she has indicated that her dislike of Trump will keep her going another five years on the high court.
In a lighter moment during her talk at George Washington University Law School, Ginsburg was asked about her famous fitness routine and whether any of her Supreme Court colleagues could do more push-ups than her.
She pointed to Justice Neil Gorsuch as a possibility since he rides his bike to work each day, Ginsburg noted, adding “I think our chief is also a possibility,” referring to Chief Justice John Roberts, according to CNN’s Ariane de Vogue.
RBG is asked if there are any current sitting justices who can do more push ups than she can. she pauses. Maybe, she says ,Justice Gorsuch who rides his bike to work every day. “I think our Chief is also a possibility” she says.
— Ariane de Vogue (@Arianedevogue) September 12, 2018
Ginsburg’s take on confirmation hearings that have become a “highly partisan show” raised plenty of eyebrows on Twitter.
Agreed. Back when it was about qualifications and judicial philosophy, not about which dishonest smear could get the most retweets.https://t.co/nIZHlN1SGV
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) September 12, 2018
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) September 13, 2018
Good for RBG. She’s right. The way it is is an embarrassment. https://t.co/mOe5URvvCl
— Ryan Gorman (@ryanegorman) September 13, 2018
— Raj Shah (@RajShah45) September 12, 2018
Republicans never did this to Ginsburg. https://t.co/DCmGSZwHqb
— Vocem Libertatis (@vocemlibertatis) September 12, 2018
There’s the thing. Just be honest and say you want to oppose Kavanaugh out of political spite. Stop launching pretend attacks suggesting he is unqualified to interpret the Constitution. https://t.co/CQNjIcmkuw
— Mike Hennessy (@TheMikeHennessy) September 12, 2018
But then Booker and Harris wouldn’t be able to grandstand… what of their 2020 sound bites? Do their fake feels and shartacus moments not count? https://t.co/M4q18ykS4V
— A.C. Spollen (@ACSpollen) September 12, 2018
Good for RBG, it’s one thing to disagree with one’s legal opinions, it’s an entirely different thing to smear a well qualified nominee with lies and personal attacks https://t.co/lKIkp8PzTG
— Joseph Snyder (@JosephSnyder2) September 13, 2018
A small rhyme: Can’t believe I agree with RGB. https://t.co/H0VWavUsHF
— Elders Benson and Packer (@MormonLibsLMAO) September 13, 2018
When liberals have gone so far off the deep end they’ve lost Ginsburg https://t.co/IxsejXzQeN
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) September 12, 2018
— Bret Riddle (@BretRiddle) September 12, 2018
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