At a ceremony honoring herself and the late Antonin Scalia, far-left Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought to momentarily reflect on others who have received such an honor.
Ginsburg received the 2017 Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life when she started naming off past winners, such as Senator John McCain and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Then she went and credited some others, making a statement that raised some eyebrows. She may have inadvertently revealed a secret the public didn’t know.
Ginsburg noted “the women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham” as past winners.
See for yourself …
Via the Washington Examiner:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg erroneously labeled South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham as one of the “women of the Senate” on Monday.
Ginsburg’s misstatement came in her remarks upon accepting an Allegheny College award given to her and the late Justice Antonin Scalia for civility in public life. Hours after Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in to replace Scalia, Ginsburg took to the podium in calling on lawmakers to work together, but mistakenly identified South Carolina’s senior senator as a woman.
“I thought back to the 1993 confirmation of my nomination to the court—the hearing was altogether civil, the vote was 96 to 3. For Justice Scalia, the vote was unanimous,” Ginsburg said. “Let’s hope members of Congress, the members that Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain, the women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — let’s hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways.”
Reaction to lumping Graham into “the women of the Senate” has left social media users in stitches. ‘Women of the Senate’ has been trending on Twitter for a majority of the day.
But is it fair?
A look back at the list of past winners of the Prize for Civility in Public Life shows that Ginsburg was most likely simply ticking off the list of names – Biden, McCain, the Women of the Senate, Dianne Feinstein and Lindsay Graham.
In 2014, the Women of the Senate won the award, while in 2013, Feinstein and Graham were honored.
In retrospect, it looks like Ginsburg simply needed to phrase her speech a little better. But hey, at least we all got a good laugh out of it!
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