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Justice Ginsburg Lists Lindsey Graham With 'Women of Senate'

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 04:39 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have had a gender snafu during a speech Monday, lumping Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with "women of the Senate."

The odd flub was caught on a video of her remarks accepting an Allegheny College award given to her and the late Justice Antonin Scalia for civility in public life.

"I thought back to the 1993 confirmation of my nomination to the court — the hearing was altogether civil, the vote was 96-3; for Justice Scalia, the vote was unanimous," Ginsburg said.

"Let's hope members of Congress, the members that Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain, the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — let's hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways."

Allegheny College spokesman Steve Aaron told the Washington Examiner there was no gender-bending – and Ginsburg was not referring to Graham as one of the "women in the Senate."

Instead, Aaron said Ginsburg was using mutually exclusive terms — referring to Graham and Feinstein as award winners from 2013, and the phrase "women of the Senate" to refer to the award winners of 2014, the Examiner reported.

Nevertheless, Twitter took notice.

Ginsburg, 84, will return to the high court alongside Scalia's replacement, Justice Neil Gorsuch, when the Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments again next week.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have had a gender snafu during a speech Monday, lumping Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with "women of the Senate."
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