RBG: Kavanaugh Hearings ‘Highly Partisan’

Speaking at George Washington University Law School Wednesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s recent confirmation hearing has become a “highly partisan show.”

Contrasting last week’s hearings with her own in 1993, Ginsburg called the partisan grandstanding of Democrats “wrong” and expressed a desire to return a spirit of collegiality to the process.

“The way it was was right. The way it is is wrong,” she said to applause. “The atmosphere in ’93 was truly bipartisan. . . That’s the way it should be, instead of what it’s become, which is a highly partisan show.”