As President Trump was leaving a rally in Minnesota tonight, he was asked for his reaction to the news that Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg had died.
He gave a very heartfelt response:
“Whether you agreed or not…She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”
President Trump was genuinely saddened by the news.
Leader McConnell has already said that there will be a vote in the Senate BEFORE the election on a new Justice.
Political pundit John Fund made the point that there needs to be a full Supreme Court if the election is close.
Under Article 2 – Section 2 of the Constitution, President Trump must put another Justice on the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden came out and, of course, said there must not be a vote on a Justice until after the election.
OUR BREAKING REPORT ON THE DEATH OF JUSTICE GINSBURG:
CNN’s Jake Tapper just tweeted out the news that Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has passed away. Ginsburg had been ill with cancer for some time. She was hospitalized in July and had not been heard from or seen.
Tapper’s news: “Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died this evening surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, D.C., due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87 years old.”
The activist judge had spoken out against President Trump, the Electoral College and the Constitution (see below).
NPR is reporting: “Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: ‘My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.'”
It didn’t take long after the news of Ginsburg’s death for leftist radicals like Linda Sarsour to tweet out a “CODE RED” to oppose anyone President Trump might have to replace Ginsburg.
Linda Sarsour: “Lord have mercy. May Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rest In Peace. May we not be in peace until we defeat the fascist in the White House. Mitch McConnell gonna try to push this through. We need to organize. Officially CODE RED.”
The July news of Ginsberg’s hospitalization as previously reported was just one of numerous hospitalizations for cancer in recent years:
“87 year-old and four-time cancer survivor, Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized according to a Tuesday press release from the Supreme Court.”
Questions of Ginsburg’s fitness to remain on the court arose in the past few years but the darling of the left remained on the SCOTUS.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON ACTIVIST ANTI-TRUMP JUDGE GINSBURG REVEALS AN OUTSPOKEN JUDGE WHO WAS AN OPPONENT OF THE PRESIDENT, THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND OUR CONSTITUTION:
Andrew McCarthy of The National Review said it best:
It is simply accepted that these justices are not there to judge. They are there to vote. They get to the desired outcome the same way disparate-impact voodoo always manages to get to discrimination: Start at the end and work backward. Guiding precedents are for the quaint business of administering justice. In the social justice business, the road never before traveled will do if one less traveled is unavailable.
But there’s a problem. Once it has become a given that a critical mass of the Supreme Court is no longer expected, much less obliged, to do law, then the Court is no longer a legal institution. It is a political institution…
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian TV station in 2012 that she would not recommend using the U.S. Constitution as a model for writing a modern-day constitution.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told an Egyptian TV station in 2012 that she would not recommend using the U.S. Constitution as a model for writing a modern-day constitution. pic.twitter.com/QxSIMoIMDA
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 9, 2018
“WELL, SOME THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE, ONE IS THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE” – RBG
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg got the crowd worked up when during a speech at Stanford University she said she’d support the abolition of the Electoral College. She was asked which constitutional provisions should “evolve with the society”:
“Well, some things I would like to change, one is the electoral college,” she said, to rapturous applause. “But that would require a constitutional amendment. Amending our constitution is powerfully hard to do, as I know from the struggle for the Equal Rights Amendment, which fell three state shy [of passage].
So much for the SCOTUS being apolitical…Check out her comments on equality for women. It’s like she’s time-traveled back to the ’50s.
The remark is at the 1:37 mark:
GINSBURG EXPRESSES “HOPE” IN ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS:
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg didn’t conceal her disgust in the current political climate with Donald Trump as our President. She was quick however to say how the anti-Trump protesters (without actually naming them) give her “hope.” Many believed that she was considering retirement after she was caught sleeping during President Obama’s SOTU speech 2 years ago. She later blamed her “snooze-fest” on wine that she consumed before the address:
Justice Ginsburg was careful to avoid commenting directly on Donald Trump’s presidency.
Before the election, in July 2016, Justice Ginsburg criticized Donald Trump – calling him “a faker”. She later said she regretted making the comments.
“Think of what the press has done in the United States,” she said citing the Watergate scandal. “That story might never have come out if we didn’t have the free press that we do.”
Asked about the rise of the so-called “post-truth world”, Justice Ginsburg said: “I am optimistic in the long run. A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle. It is the pendulum.
“And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back.
“Some terrible things have happened in the United States but one can only hope that we learn from those bad things.”
Justice Ginsburg said she was encouraged by the Women’s March, which saw millions in the US and around the world take part in anti-Trump protests.
“I’ve never seen such a demonstration – both the numbers and the rapport of the people in that crowd. There was no violence; it was orderly. So yes, we are not experiencing the best times, but there is there is reason to hope that that we will see a better day.”
Justice Ginsburg had been on the Supreme Court since 1993.