Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the members of the Supreme Court, has passed away. Rather than remembering her memory and looking to see who the next member will be, there’s nothing but a battle between the two sides.
The liberals say that Trump shouldn’t be the one to select who gets the seat since it’s an election year. What they really mean to say is that they don’t want to see another conservative take the seat.
One of the last things that Ginsburg said was, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” There’s a lot being said in that one sentence. She doesn’t want to be replaced until there’s a new president.
Considering that Ginsburg is a judge, she knows all about the power of words. She could have said that she didn’t want to be replaced until after the election. She didn’t. She said that she didn’t want to be replaced until after a “new” president. Trump being reelected wouldn’t be a new president.
Whether Trump replaces her seat now or in January, it doesn’t matter. However, the liberals assume that they have the election in the bag. It would be Biden’s responsibility to fill the chair.
That’s not how any of this works, and they all know it. Ginsberg, herself, explained how the law works back in 2016 when Garland was to receive a confirmation vote in the Senate. She explained, “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year.”
Trump’s ability to fill the seat stands, then. He is within his right to fill the seat tomorrow, next week, or even next month. He doesn’t stop being president until mid-January. He has plenty of time to fill the seat.
The reality is that the liberals are upset. They don’t want another conservative to fill the nine-judge panel that makes up the Supreme Court. After all, too many conservatives may walk back some of the problematic rulings in the past few years. They’ll additionally be the ones that handle such things as Wade v. Roe, abortion rights, and more.
During the Obama administration, many asked Ginsberg to retire. They knew that if she stepped down, it would be the responsibility of Obama to fill the position. However, Ginsberg chose not to. She held onto the idea that Hillary Clinton was going to win and that her seat could be filled by the first female president.
Instead, Trump took the position. She still chose not to retire, holding out hope that there would be a female president. Her health simply couldn’t hold up any longer. She passed before seeing who the next president would be – though she should have known that her options would have been Trump or Biden – still no female president.
The battle has become so uproarious that the word “impeachment” is being thrown around the House yet again. Nancy Pelosi has said that she’s open to the idea of starting new impeachment proceedings against either President Trump or Attorney General Barr, saying that they have options.
Pelosi is acting like the typical Democrat, willing to forget history for her own personal mission. She says that Ginsburg would have wanted Congress to wait as a way to protect the “integrity of the election.” Yet, there have been plenty of other times in history where a Supreme Court Justice was named during an election year.
The Speaker of the House claims that Congress has a responsibility to “meet the needs of the American people.” However, she’s so blinded by her hatred for Trump that she doesn’t see that him naming a replacement is what allows the needs of the American people to be met.
Perhaps she should spend more time meeting the needs of the people within her own district of California and let the president do his job.