Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg mistakenly identified Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., as one of the “women of the senate,” who can help bring harmony to Washington, D.C.
Ginsburg made the observation Monday night while receiving Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Public Life, which was also being award posthumously to her former friend and colleague Justice Antonin Scalia.
The event happened to fall the same day Scalia’s replacement, Neil Gorsuch, was sworn in at the nation’s 101st Supreme Court justice.
Ginsburg noted for the audience that when she was appointed to the court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton “the hearing was altogether civil.” There was no effort to filibuster her. In fact, the confirmation vote was 96 to 3. Then the party breakdown in the Senate was 57 Democrats and 42 Republicans.
The 83-year-old also pointed out that the Senate unanimously approved Ronald Reagan’s appointment of Justice…