US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg erroneously labeled South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) as one of the "women of the Senate" Monday. Ginsburg's misstatement came in her remarks upon accepting an award given to her and the late Justice Antonin Scalia for civility in public life. Hours after Justice Neil Gorsuch was sworn in to replace Scalia, Ginsburg took to the podium in calling on lawmakers to work together, but mistakenly identified South Carolina's senior senator as a woman.
Excuse me if I find Ginsberg's error mildly amusing. Graham, who exists as one of the few Republicans who likes to solve legislative problems by assembling "Gangs of (insert number here)" and, thus, usurping the regular order and roles of both the House and the Senate, is an elitist oligarch and a Progressive big government champion, so I have no love for the man.
Aside from the humor of the situation, Ginsberg's confusion - misidentifying one of the most recognizable members of the Senate GOP - sends up a blazing flare indicating that Ginsberg's cognizant wherewithal may very well be slipping. At a time when incredibly important decisions lay before the SCOTUS, We the People can hardly entertain the thought of a compromised mind on the nations highest deliberative judicial body.
This, in a nutshell, was the reason why Schumer's imposed filibuster of Justice Gorsuch and the resulting use of the nuclear option to seat him, was one of the biggest political blunders in modern legislative history.