Senate Honors Her Dying ‘Instructions’ and
Put Off Vote on Supreme Court Nominee
Until New President Sworn In 81 replies
Former President Barack Obama issued a statement late Friday night on the passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The statement was posted to the online site Medium.In the statement, Obama demanded the Republican controlled Senate not vote on any replacement for Ginsburg until a new president is sworn following the November presidential election. Obama cited his failed 2016 nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to back up his support for Ginsburg’s reported dying “instructions” that her replacement be nominated by a new president (“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”)
WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday of “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced.“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.” The development will give President Trump the opportunity to name her replacement, and Senate Republicans have promised to try to fill the vacancy even in the waning days of his first term.
Gingrich linking Soros to violent protests 55 replies
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner addressed an awkward on-air conversation that occurred one day prior with Newt Gingrich on Thursday, when several co-hosts of “Outnumbered” said George Soros should not be part of a conversation around the cost of riot damage across the U.S. “So, we had a little incident on the show yesterday that was not smooth. And while I was leading that segment, we had interruptions, and I sat silently while all of that played out. Also not ideal,” Faulkner explained on “Outnumbered” on Thursday.
asked for Senate to
delay filling her seat 49 replies
Conscious of politics to the last, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reportedly dictated a statement saying it was her “most fervent wish” that her seat on the Supreme Court not be filled until after the next president is inaugurated in January. Republicans are not likely to heed her wish. Days before her passing Friday, Justice Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, asking that the seat remain vacant into the new year, according to NPR: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
‘all the people would still be alive’ 45 replies
Joe Biden indicated during a CNN town hall Thursday that President Trump is responsible for every single coronavirus death. “If the president had done his job… had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive,” Biden told the audience in Pennsylvania. “All the people — I’m not making this up. Just look at the data. Look at the data.”
Champion Of Gender Equality,
Dies At 87 39 replies
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the demure firebrand who in her 80s became a legal, cultural, and feminist icon has died. The Supreme Court announced her death, saying the cause was complications from cancer. Architect of the legal fight for women’s rights in the 1970s, Ginsburg subsequently served 27 years on the nation’s highest court, becoming its most prominent member. Her death will inevitably set in motion what promises to be a nasty and tumultuous political battle over who will succeed her, and it thrusts the Supreme Court vacancy into the spotlight of the presidential campaign.
George Soros’s Plan To Remake America? 35 replies
Since 2015, George Soros has been executing a plan to reshape the country through local district attorney elections by pumping unprecedented amounts of money into races that typically only see candidates spend in the low five figures. Here’s why he has an interest in these local races. Soros is exploiting the reality that all politics are local in some way. To transform America, you have to transform the way towns and cities operate. A recent exchange on Fox News involving former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Fox News host Harris Faulkner, Democrat commentator Marie Harf, and Fox commentator Melissa A. Francis
Education Executive Order ‘Communist,
Retro, Crazy’ 35 replies
Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront” that President Donald Trump’s executive order to restore patriotic education to our schools was “the most communist, retro, crazy thing I’ve heard out of Donald Trump’s mouth in a while.”Burnett said, “He just said something else today, signed an executive order creating the quote ‘1776 commission.’ And the goal of it, and I want to quote, from the order is to ‘restore patriotic education to our schools,’ as if that education has been gone. He went after The New York Times for its quote, ‘1619 project,’ which aims to reframe this nation’s history with
When Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday evening, she did so with a message for posterity which, for all the history that Ginsburg might have made as a woman on the Supreme Court, was pristine in its self-description of her time on the Court. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” she said. The arrogance of that was par for Ginsburg’s course. Yes, yes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg lived an interesting life, and yes, yes, she was an accomplished woman. Those things are beside the point. It is neither ghoulish nor inappropriate to look to the future of the United States Supreme Court
civilians’: Parents of Kenosha shooting
victim speak out 33 replies
The parents of Anthony Huber, who was killed at a Kenosha protest Aug. 25, are “deeply disappointed that the President, members of the media, and others have said that Anthony deserved to die for attempting to protect others from a person who had just killed someone,” according to a statement released Friday by their attorneys. Huber, 26, was fatally shot after he tried to use his skateboard to disarm Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois.
Tries to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
‘Burn the Entire F**king Thing Down’ 32 replies
Blue check leftists on Twitter vowed violence in America if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempts to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday night at age 87.Leftist writer Reza Aslan tweeted: “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fu**ing thing down.” (Tweets) Writer Beau Willimon tweeted: “We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.” (Tweet) Writer Laura Bassett threatened riots: “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.”
death, Murkowski said she wouldn’t
vote on a Supreme Court nominee
prior to election 29 replies
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in an interview that she wouldn’t vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee ahead of the election, just hours before news broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. Speaking to Alaska Public Media during an interview on an unrelated topic, Murkowski referenced the position she took when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in March 2016. Then, she supported Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to take action on Garland’s nomination.