Ginsburg went on to say that the way it used to be was the proper way confirmations should go and the current approach taken by Congress is wrong.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg criticized Congress for politicizing the judicial confirmation process Wednesday night, urging a return to the bipartisan confirmations of decades past.
Speaking at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the justice urged lawmakers to “reach across the aisle” and restore collegiality to a process riven with brinkmanship.
“What a difference in time that was from what we are witnessing today,” she said in reference to her own glide-path confirmation, elsewhere adding that the “obvious culprit is Congress,” according to The Washington Post.
The justice has made comments to this effect in other recent public appearances. Speaking on Sept. 12 at The George Washington University Law School, Ginsburg was similarly nostalgic in recalling her own confirmation.