Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday said that she wished she could wave a magic wand to reduce partisanship in Washington, D.C.
I wish there were a way I could wave a magic wand and put it back when people were respectful of each other, and the Congress was working for the good of the country and not just along party lines, Ginsburg said during an event at Stanford University.
Someday there will be great people, great elected representatives who will say, Enough of this nonsense. Lets be the kind of legislature the United States should have, she added. I hope that day will come when Im still alive.
Ginsburg noted that she had support from both parties when she was nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993. One of her most prominent advocates was Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
I think today, he wouldnt touch me with a 10-foot pole, she quipped on Monday.
Last year, GOP senators blocked former President Barack Obamas nominee, Merrick Garland, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia