Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg compared her confirmation process to the current process of confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She shared her desire to go back to when the Senate acted in a bipartisan manner in regards to nominees.
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
Ginsburg stated, “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,” according to Amy B Wang, a Washington Post reporter.
She pointed out that back when she was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993, the Senate was “truly bipartisan.”
Ginsburg was confirmed to the Supreme Court with a vote of 96-3, with one senator not voting. 40 Republican Senators voted for her to be confirmed, despite her being appointed by President Clinton. Comparatively, only three Democrats voted for President Trump’s first nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
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