Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg referred to South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham Tuesday as one of the “women of the Senate.”
The 84-year-old Supreme Court justice delivered remarks at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania on Monday as she accepted the Prize for Civility in Public Life, honoring her and late Justice Antonin Scalia.
“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members 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,” Ginsburg said during her acceptance speech.
Graham has been continuously mocked for his effeminate mannerisms. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart gained a lot of traction during the presidential campaign for his Graham impression, which recalled Blanche DuBois of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire.
Graham and his fellow neoconservative senators John McCain and Marco Rubio have been the biggest Trump critics in the Senate so far, blasting the president for his campaign’s supposed — but completely unproved — coordination with the Russians during the election cycle.
A Washington insider told Breitbart News that Graham remarked to McCain on Election Night, “Now we’re going to have to deal with this guy for four years.” To which McCain responded, “No, he’s going to have to deal with us.”
Trump’s clashes with Graham on the campaign trail are the stuff of legend, including his stunt encouraging supporters to call Graham’s personal cell phone number. Graham earned boos at Trump rallies on the campaign trail, including a major rally in Greenville ahead of the South Carolina primary, where Trump won a resounding victory.