(AbsoluteNews.com) – Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18 from pancreatic cancer. As the country mourns her, lawmakers and President Donald Trump turn their attention to what’s next. Democrats now believe, despite what they said in 2016, the commander-in-chief should not be allowed to vote on RBG’s replacement. But what did she have to say the last time this happened?
In 2016, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away suddenly. Then-President Barack Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to replace the SCOTUS justice, but the Senate blocked it. Ginsburg told the New York Times the Constitution doesn’t say the “president stops being the president in his last year.”
In other words, the US president has the right to nominate a justice and have the candidate confirmed no matter where he is in his presidency. According to Trump, that’s what he plans to do.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Democrats are going to try to fight the president on this, but they’ll lose. Trump and Republicans were given a mandate by the people and the Constitution to nominate a replacement, just like Ginsburg said in 2016. That’s the bottom line.
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