Partisan Justice? RBG Says That The Senate Is ‘Sharply Divided’ By ‘Tribal-Like Loyalties’

Written by K. Walker on February 10, 2020

Really? It’s the Senate that has the problem with partisanship, is it? Not the House?

It’s interesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cites the Senate and not the House as the body that should be condemned for their partisanship. After all, it was in the House that the articles of impeachment passed without a single Republican vote.

It’s all pretty rich coming from the “Notorious RBG” one of the furthest left Justices on the Supreme Court and one who openly criticized President Trump just months before the previous presidential election. In July of 2016, Justice Ginsburg, a famously progressive judge, said, “He’s a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.” She has since apologized for her comments.

She has also refused to retire despite multiple health issues in the past few years because she doesn’t want to give President Trump another Supreme Court appointment.

But now, she’s weighing in on the destructive partisanship.

On Friday, Justice Ginsburg was receiving the World Peace & Liberty Award from the World Jurist Association and the World Law Foundation when she made the comments.

Asked about modern challenges facing the rule of law, Ginsburg cited “a loss of the willingness to listen to people with views other than one’s own. And that is facilitated by electronic means, to associate with only one’s — you could call it one’s own home crowd, and to tune out other voices.”

“I can give an example of our own legislature: The US Senate was once a model of civility and good fellowship, readiness to compromise for the good of the public,” Ginsburg continued. “Today it’s divided sharply, but when I remember back to how it once was, I am hopeful.”

Source: CNN


She said that the problem of incivility is due to “the problems of indifference, of tribal-like loyalties, lack of observance of the golden rule, ‘Do unto others,'” and societal intolerance.

Later, recalling her own confirmation in 1993 when the Senate voted to confirm her 96-3, she said that there was room to return to bipartisanship. She added, “So I am hopeful that people of goodwill in both of our parties will say, ‘We have had enough of dysfunction. Let’s work together for the good of all of the people who compose the nation.'”

She’s apparently unaware of the circus the confirmation of her colleague, Justice Brett Kavanaugh had become. And that had nothing to do with the partisanship on the right side of the political spectrum…

It seems to be quite clear that Justice Ginsburg is oblivious to partisanship on one side of the political divide, or she tacitly approves of it and, like many leftists, imply that “bipartisanship” means that conservatives must conform to the liberal worldview.

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