Ginsburg expresses hope amid a Senate she thinks is 'divided sharply'

Ginsburg expresses hope amid a Senate she thinks is 'divided sharply'
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSCOTUS has walked us out onto a slippery slope How Trump can get his mojo back OVERNIGHT ENERGY: WH pushed for 'correction' to Weather Service tweet contradicting Trump in 'Sharpiegate' incident, watchdog says | Supreme Court rules that large swath of Oklahoma belongs to Native American tribe MORE on Friday said that she hopes that the current U.S. Senate, which she described as "divided sharply," can rediscover "true bipartisanship spirit."

Ginsburg made comments during an event where she received the World Peace & Liberty Award from the World Jurist Association and the World Law Foundation, CNN reported.

"The US Senate was once a model of civility, of good fellowship, readiness to compromise for the good of the public. Today it's divided sharply — but when I remember back to how it once was, I am hopeful," the 86-year-old justice said.

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Ginsberg's comments come after the Senate voted to acquit President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE on Wednesday of charges of impeachment in a vote that was largely along party lines. Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP senator says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake' Roger Stone joins list of political figures, allies granted clemency by Trump Romney blasts Trump's Stone commutation: 'Historic corruption' MORE (R-Utah) was the only member of his party to join Democratic senators and vote to convict Trump on one charge — abuse of power. 

Romney did not vote to convict Trump on the second charge of impeachment: obstruction of Congress. 

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Throughout impeachment proceedings, Democrats and Republicans could often be seen digging their heels in on their respective views on the president's contacts with Ukraine, the issue at the center of the impeachment inquiry and trial, in addition to taking swipes at one another.

In December during the House vote to impeach the president, no Republicans voted for the articles of impeachment and only two Democrats voted against the articles. One of the Democrats who voted "no" was Rep. Jeff Van DrewJeff Van DrewRepublican David Richter wins NJ primary in race to challenge Rep. Andy Kim New Jersey incumbents steamroll progressive challengers in primaries Van Drew wins GOP primary in New Jersey MORE (R - N.J.) who switched parties shortly afterward. 

The famously liberal-leaning judge also said that the Senate has suffered from "a loss of the willingness to listen to people with views other than one's own."

She added: "I am hopeful that people of goodwill in both of our parties will say, 'We have had enough of dysfunction. Let's work together for the good of all of the people who compose the nation.'"