Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an 'aberration'

Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an 'aberration'
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgGinsburg says she never stopped working out after latest cancer diagnosis Majority disapprove of Trump Supreme Court nominations, says poll Buttigieg defends court-packing proposal at Democratic debate MORE offered her thoughts Thursday on how historians will view this period of American history.

"An aberration," the 86-year-old justice said when the question was posed to her at an event hosted by Amherst College, the Boston Globe reported.

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The event's moderator, Amherst College President Carolyn Martin, asked several other political questions of Ginsburg, who sidestepped controversial topics like the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE.

Instead, she spoke about broader aspects of political life in America today. 

“The people in this room gives me hope," Ginsburg replied when Martin asked her what she thinks will fix the divisions in the U.S.

Ginsburg also said she believes that the protection of freedom of expression is going well.

When asked about the rising number of extreme political movements in the world, Ginsburg said it's a shifting political landscape.

“If it goes too far to the right, it will swing back,” she said. “I’m hoping to see it swing back in my lifetime.”

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