BREAKING: Trump will quickly pick a replacement for Justice Ginsburg, and Sen. Mitch McConnell & the Republican-controlled Senate will move to confirm his nominee,creating a new political flashpoint in election while firing up evangelicals & shoring up GOP base and vote for Trump
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) September 18, 2020
The Senate and the nation mourn the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/NOwYLhDxIk
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 19, 2020
Schumer FREAKING OUT – Skips the condolences, thoughts and prayers for the family and gets right to the bitter politics. “This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”
Skip the condolences, thoughts and prayers for the family and get right to the bitter politics.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) September 19, 2020
Former President Obama called on the Senate not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, urging Republicans to live up to the standard they set in 2016 when they refused to give a hearing to his final nominee, Merrick Garland.
Obama, in a statement responding to Ginsburg’s death, praised the late judge as a “warrior for gender equality” who showed “unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals.”
The former president also nodded to Ginsburg’s reported statement to her granddaughter before her death that her “most fervent wish” was that her replacement be named by the next president. Ginsburg died earlier Friday. She was 87.
Ted Cruz with an excellent point. If election is litigated can't risk having just 8 justices and the possibility of a deadlocked court. Could cause a constitutional crisis.
— Marc Thiessen (@marcthiessen) September 19, 2020
PRICELESS!!! — Liberal Woman Posts Selfie Video of Hysterical Meltdown Over Death of Justice Ginsburg (“Ruth! You Just Had to Make it to 2021!”)
Another “sane” reaction to RBG’s death 😂 pic.twitter.com/GGt3fq6Mx8
— Amy (@MaybeAmes) September 19, 2020