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A new GOP ad uses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words to make the case that President Trump should fill her Supreme Court seat during this election year amid Democrats’ ongoing threats that he wait until after the election, in the hopes that Joe Biden wins.
The GOP ad shows Ginsburg declaring in 2016: “The President is elected for four years, not three years. So the power he has in Year 3 continues into Year 4.” At the time, the liberal justice was arguing that the Senate should vote on Barack Obama’s SCOTUS nominee following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
The ad was released by the nonprofit 45Committee amid reports that President Trump will nominate Illinois federal judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Ginsburg.
Because of expectations that RBG would retire during Trump’s first term due to her advanced age and numerous health problems, the President had reportedly earmarked Judge Barrett as his frontrunner nominee back in 2019.
The GOP ad was a clap-back at Democrats, who claimed that Ginsburg’s alleged deathbed wish was that she not be replaced until a new president is installed.
For the record, the U.S. Constitution does not require the President to take his marching orders from anyone’s dubious “deathbed wish.”
The ad then remarked: “How do you respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Remember her wise words on Supreme Court nominees in an election year.”
The ad also shows Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton arguing that a Supreme Court seat should be filled during an election year.
Democrats have threatened more protests and riots if the GOP-controlled Senate moves to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this year.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her millions of social media followers that they should get “radicalized” and take their fight to “the streets” to block Trump from filling the SCOTUS seat.
“Let this moment radicalize you,” Ocasio-Cortez urged her followers. “We can, and must, fight. It will require each and every one of us, from the streets to the Senate. If Mitch McConnell is not going to honor RBG’s final wish, we will.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not wavered from his stated mission to fill the SCOTUS seat quickly to avert a Constitutional crisis.
Numerous attorneys insist that it’s imperative to fill Ginsburg’s seat as soon as possible because if the election results are contested (as Democrats have threatened), having eight justices and the possibility of a deadlocked Supreme Court could ignite a constitutional crisis.
As BizPac Review reported, every vote on a Supreme Court nominee of the past 45 years was voted on in less time than President Trump has between now and the end of his current term on January 20, 2021.
As of today (Sept. 26), 116 days remain in Trump’s first term.
Reminder: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed just 42 days after she was nominated by Bill Clinton. And Sandra Day O’Connor — the first female Supreme Court Justice — was confirmed just 33 days after she was nominated by Ronald Reagan.
Justice John Paul Stevens was confirmed just 19 days after being nominated by a vote of 98-0.
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