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Ginsburg refers to Graham as one of 'the women of the Senate'

The Hill logo The Hill 4/11/2017 Judy Kurtz
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg appears to have been caught up in a gender-swapping snafu, mistakenly dubbing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) 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's office didn't return ITK's request for comment about the gender blunder involving the 61-year-old senator.

But Ginsburg might earn a pass for any moniker-related confusion.

The women's lifestyle website SheKnows.com says while in the past the name "Lindsey" was "a common boy's name, today it is used more often for girls."

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