Ruth Bader Ginsburg was easily confirmed by a vote of 96-3 when President Bill Clinton nominated her in 1993.
What a contrast to the slog in the Senate today. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was just treated to four brutal days of confirmation hearings, where the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee used Kavanaugh’s old speeches and writings to suggest he would overturn Roe v. Wade, or protect the president from accountability. They also lambasted one another, and protesters interrupted proceedings every five minutes.
At an event at George Washington on Wednesday, Ginsburg shared her wish that Kavanaugh could receive the same fair treatment she did when she was in his seat.