Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Praises #MeToo Movement Night Before Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg praised the Me Too movement in remarks made Wednesday night at Georgetown University on the eve of the Senate hearing on the uncorroborated accusation of a decades ago drunken high school party sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in a lecture September 26, 2018 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Justice Ginsburg discussed Supreme Court cases from the 2017-2018 term at the lecture. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ginsburg was reported to have said, “I am really cheered on by this #MeToo (movement). Because these #MeToo complaints–every woman of my vintage has not just one story, but many stories. But we thought there was nothing you could do it. Boys, will be boys, so just find a way to get out of it. #MeToo was also an example of women coming together in numbers. Women nowadays are not silent about bad behavior.”

Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Clinton was accused by numerous women of rape, adultery, sexual assault and workplace sexual abuse. Clinton was impeached, disbarred and found in contempt of court for perjury and obstruction of justice when he tried to fix a sexual assault in the workplace lawsuit while president.

Georgetown Law live tweeted some of Ginsburg’s comments.

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