Crowd Boos President Trump As She Visits Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Casket At Supreme Court
President and Melania Trump visited the Supreme Court to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As the president and first lady stood by the casket, protesters could be heard booing and chanting against the president.
President Donald Trump visited Ruth Bader Ginsburg casket at the Supreme Court and things got loud.
A crowd of people gathered in front of the Supreme COurt booed the president as he stood behind the casket. The boos turned to chants of “vote him out” that grew louder until the president left the scene. Some were also heard chating “honor her wish” in memory of Justice Ginsburg’s wish not to be replaced until a new president is elected.
Justice Ginsburg’s death has electrified the political debate dividing the nation.
Justice Ginsburg was a pop culture icon who was beloved by the American people. She stood for progress and advancing the civil rights of all communities. Her death has mobilized Democrats with record-breaking donations to Democrats in the days following her death.
President Trump has announced that he is going to be announcing a nominee to fill the seat as soon as possible.
President Trump is bulldozing ahead by announcing that he would pick a nominee four days after Justice Ginsburg’s death. Democratic and some Republican lawmakers have called on the Senate to reconsider voting for a nominee before the election.
Political pundits are resurfacing videos of Republican Senators in 2016 denying President Obama’s Supreme Court because it was an election year. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, was the one in 2016 to deny the Obama administration a Supreme Court pick citing the election year. In 2020, the Republican-led Senate has changed the rules.
Some politicians, like Senator Lindsey Graham, are facing backlash because of their flip-flopping.
Senator Graham is the chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and will be running the confirmation hearing of the next Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Graham is facing a very tight race for re-election in South Carolina against Jaime Harrison. Sen. Graham’s seat, which is a Republican stronghold, is in jeopardy as Harrison continues his campaign.
Republicans and Democrats are both watching the Senate closely to see what will happen.
The Supreme Court vacancy has become a flashpoint in the 2020 election cycle. Both parties are fundraising on the issue of changing the court for decades to come.
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