You even notice it’s the partisans who laments partisanship? There would be no partisanship in America if everyone simply marched in lockstep with the left. Then we’d all get along with the barrel of a gun pointed at us.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lamented partisanship in Congress during a talk at Stanford University on Monday and said she hoped it would return to an era when “it was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines.”
Ginsburg did not address the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia or President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which could end up before the high court. But she did say she would like to change the Electoral College, a comment that drew applause from the packed church. She did not elaborate.
Ginsburg said during the presidential campaign that she presumed Democrat Hillary Clinton would win and have the opportunity to make a few appointments to the court.
She said at the time she did not want to think about the possibility of a Trump victory, calling Trump in one interview a “faker” who “really has an ego.”
She later apologized and said her remarks were ill-advised.
So coming off her nonpartisan comments for which she apologized, she demonstrated further nonpartisanship by latching onto the angry left’s obsession of the past few months:
She never mentioned President Trump or his executive orders that are bound to appear before the Supreme Court, but during the question and answer portion of the evening, it was clear that justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no fan of the current state of politics.
“Some things I would like to change,” she said. “One is the electoral college…”
But remember, she hates partisanship.
Ginsburg did speak about the death penalty.“If I were queen, there would be no death penalty,” but she added that unlike justices in the past who said that the death penalty is unconstitutional in all circumstances — she still takes part in deliberations and does her best to move the law in the direction “to which it seems to be going.”