Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (yes, she's still alive) is now defending Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch as "very decent" men. Quick, check outside! Are pigs flying?
"My two newest colleagues are very decent, very smart individuals," she said on Wednesday night.
Many people, namely the left, were quite upset with Trump's picks for Supreme Court Justice. Perhaps they will begin to sing a different tune now that Ginsburg has confirmed that they really aren't as bad as they thought.
After delivering a speech on the 2018 Supreme Court term and the late former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, Ginsburg participated in a question-and-answer session with Duke Law professor Neil Siegel at an event for prospective law students held by Duke University.
Siegel at one point said "nominees for the Supreme Court are not chosen primarily anymore for independence, legal ability, [and] personal decency, and I wonder if that's a loss for all of us."
Ginsburg said the confirmation process for both of her new colleagues, who were nominated by President Donald Trump, was far too divisive. She said that despite the fact she was a "flaming feminist" when nominated to the Supreme Court in 1993, she was confirmed by a 96-3 vote and the process was much smoother.
Ginsburg also added that she hopes "patriots on both sides of the aisle" begin to do the right thing and stop accepting the "dysfunction" that swirls around confirmation.