"Notorious R.B.G." is embarrassed of how the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh went down.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a George Washington University Law School event on Wednesday shared her opinion of the hearings, The National Review reported. She compared the hearings last week to her own in 1993, saying that the atmosphere back then “was truly bipartisan” and now, she sees the complete opposite.
She called the current political climate “wrong” and the Kavanaugh hearings a “highly partisan show.”
“The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong,” Ginsburg said. “The atmosphere in ’93 was truly bipartisan. The vote on my confirmation was 96 to three, even though I had spent about ten years of my life litigating cases under the auspices of the ACLU and I was on the ACLU board.”
“That’s the way it should be, instead of what it’s become, which is a highly partisan show,” she continued. “The Republicans move in lockstep, so do the Democrats. I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was.”
With several disruptions by protesters, a series of objections by Democrats, an attempt to shut down the hearings by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and a show of so-called defiance put on by Democratic Sen. Cory “Spartacus” Booker, the way the hearings were handled was embarrassing. Even Ginsburg, who is considered a liberal icon on the Supreme Court, agrees.
Democrats continue to slander Kavanaugh in an attempt to prevent his confirmation.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) claims she has “dirt” on Kavanaugh, though she won’t say what, MRCTV reported.
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