Ginsburg Slams ‘Highly Partisan Show’ SCOTUS Confirmation Has Become

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after receiving the American Law Institute's Henry J. Friendly Medal in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should rea... US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks after receiving the American Law Institute's Henry J. Friendly Medal in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2018. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 13, 2018 2:41 pm
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The Supreme Court’s liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg rebuked the Senate’s Supreme Court confirmation process, labeling the ordeal a “highly partisan show.”

“The Republicans move in lockstep, so do the Democrats,” she said Wednesday at George Washington University, according to the Hill. “I wish I could wave a magic wand and have it go back to the way it was.”

According to the Hill, Ginsburg said she was confirmed by by a 96 to 3 vote and not one senator asked her about her time working for the American Civil Liberties Union.

“The way it was, was right,” she said. “The way it is, is wrong.”

Throughout the confirmation hearing last week, Democratic senators attempted to delay the hearings until the White House released nearly 100,000 pages of records related to Kavanaugh’s time working under the George W. Bush administration.

Her comments were made just one day before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted along near-party lines to delay its vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Later on Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced she had received information concerning Kavanaugh from a source and had turned it over the FBI. The Huffington Post reported that the matter involved Kavanaugh and a woman.

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