Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87, McConnell Gives a Statement


Longtime feminist icon and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at her home on Friday night due to complications with metastatic cancer. It wasn’t her first battle with cancer, let alone pancreatic cancer.

“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “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.”

Ginsburg’s death leaves a vacancy on the bench that will inevitably bring a fiery debate on who should replace the liberal leader.

With the vacancy that is now on the bench, Chief Justice Roberts no longer will be holding the controlling vote in close cases. This is relief to many conservatives as Roberts seems to have a disdain for President Trump and many think that has seeped into his votes as he has broken from conservatives on the bench multiple times on important cases, during the Trump administration.

Now the question becomes whether President Trump will nominate someone before the election. He absolutely can. He is still the president and presidents nominating a Supreme Court Justice in an election year is anything but abnormal. In fact, it's almost automatic, according to history.

“Twenty-nine times in American history there has been an open Supreme Court vacancy in a presidential election year, or in a lame-duck session before the next presidential inauguration,” Dan McLaughlin noted in a recent article for National Review. “The president made a nomination in all twenty-nine cases.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a statement and said that Trump's nominee for RBG's replacement will receive a vote on the floor.

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32 thoughts on “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87, McConnell Gives a Statement”

  1. “Thief Justice John Roberts said. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague”

    ‘cheriished by the hard left COMMUNISTS, SOCIALISTS AND RINO sublime court JUST US RINOS.

    1. You sir are part of the problem in this Country..You, as your president, have the idea that only Democrats and Republicans exist in this Country. I want you to ask any member of the armed forces sharing a FOXHOLE whether they see a Democrat or a Republican watching his or her back. You truly are an old codger and one we all hope would just fade away.. We are Red and Blue ONE PEOPLE until you and your fascist leader made us this divided with bigotry and HATE,.

      1. You must be related to a LoPresti here who runs for our Legislature and is a full-on leftist that goes around taking down opponent’s political signs and steals their doorknob hangers (a crime, by the way) and got caught. If any bigotry and HATE is present, it’s from the liberals. It’s funny that all the name-calling done by the left accusing President Trump of hatred and racism is actually the pot calling the kettle black because YOU are the very ones who are facists and racists. In fact, you want to remove the Constitution from the United States and turn us into a dictatorship led by Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, etc. Probably the most unqualified person for SCOTUS is Obama and that’s who Biden would appoint if he gets elected, the candidate who can’t even remember his wife’s name!

  2. Lets hope and pray that the government will move forward and appoint a replacement in a timely manner.
    Each arm of our government needs to be complete and functional particularly now with the serious divisions
    we are currently experiencing. Lets count on our President to do his job and present a nomination promptly.

  3. WE, THE PEOPLE, need a Constitutional Supreme Court Justice, NO, WE Demand a Constitutional Justice. There has been talk for quite some time as to when the Ruth Bader Ginsberg seat would need to be filled. The time is immediately. There is NO POINT in listening to the naysayers. Nominate now!
    The demonrats, and some rino republicans will go into spasms, but for the benefit of the country, this needs to to filled.
    As Great as her life story is, the needs of the nation, outweigh the needs of one persons’ memory, or whatever they will whine about in this decision!

  4. I expect the “usual” “howls”, “protests” , OBSTRUCTION, of any nominee that President Trump picks, that will be be grilled just like all the others, no matter WHAT qualifications this person possesses. If it is a MAN expect all kinds of “tall tales”, accusations, and the usual cast of characters “from the past”, coming out of the woodwork that supposedly knew this person YEARS ago, and how evil he, was.

    1. The name is spelled “Hillary.” Your very offensive by referring to women as “bitches.” Perhaps you should pray about all the hate you have in your heart and ask God to make you a better person. It seems that the comments posted show so much hate. Perhaps all of you should practice some kindness and ask God to help you become a better person. Everyone needs that. Including you.

    2. It is those such as yourself that MUST have the last UGLY, VICIOUS word, no matter trying to be for a brief moment without so much hate and contempt . It is a impossible task for your kind to have compassion even in a somber moment of ones life. I understand the mindset of your support for the worst President in many, many years. You need to find a way to fill your emotional void of lack of decent sympathy for ANYONE!!

  5. As a Christian, I hope she had a pleasant passage, but as a citizen who watched her betray her position and her fellow citizens to her long held anger, resentments, and destructively opinionated beliefs, I have little sympathy for the woman. Judges who reach that level of service are expected to check their personal baggage at the door. Sadly, RBG could not.

    And what MORON SC Justice would believe that Hillary would have ever made a good president?

    1. there is no way, she could be taken into HEAVEN Of Heavens. just her worship of baal hamolech with abortion is sufficient to keep her out. i, know where she went. where she, must wait in stasis for 6731 man years to be physically born again. THE SETRA HAARCHA, shall not let her pass on to HEAVEN Of Heavens.

      G-D, does not take demons or their devils to HEAVEN Of Heavens. she, was never a righteous individual. according to ELOHEEM, Only Righteous lives matter. G-D, does not need or want her corruption in HEAVEN.

  6. Thank god Chief Roberts no longer has the deciding vote since he hates Trump! I am sure President Trump will pick a great replacement to RBG. I am hoping for a younger woman with good conservative views and rulings. Roe v Wade needs to be shut down once and for all.

  7. I hope that whom ever Trump nominates, that the Senators will act not like the last circus they put Kavanaugh through, They should not even be allowed to run for Dog Catcher, an they think that they are responsible people, how did the people ever vote for some of them is beyond reason ,The Democrats who questioned Kavanaugh should be ashamed .

  8. In these precarious times we definitely need to have President Trump put forth an immediate and GOOD candidate for the Supreme Court.

    Many feel that RB Ginsburg cannot be replaced; however, all Justices now sitting were replacements of a former Justice.

    Justice Scalia was an excellent Constitutionalist. He was and is totally irreplaceable.

    This alone is the job of the supreme court; to pass Judgment on any new or existing law(s) and not to enact laws from the Bench.

    WE NEED a Justice whose first loyalty is to the Constitution of these United States.

    Wingwoman

  9. This old lady had outlived her usefulness long ago sleeping through most of discussions of serious issues only to wake up at the end and automatically vote for liberal issues that she never knew anything about. She said 5 years ago she would not retire until crooked Hillary was our president. It is pretty obvious that she has known nothing about the fraud and corruption of the entire Clinton family. How could anyone support such a corrupt person? Maybe she was useful in her lucid years but those days are long since gone.

  10. In honor the Justice Ginsburg’s last wishes. There should not any nominee or replacement for her under trump’s presidency. So the Democrats have to fight tooth and nail to stop and prevent Mitch McConnell and trump at all cost.

      1. What you describe is taking place during Trump’s watch. He is the one that is the current occupant of the White House. No one else

    1. And why exactly should the president and the Senate majority allow a leftist partisan to reserve a seat on the Supreme Court for another leftist partisan?

      Unless you are a troll, try reading the article before making such a ridiculous demand.

  11. I have read each comment posted. I am shocked as to the cruelty and hate that the majority of these comments show.
    You all should pray about the tremendous amount of hate that you all carry in your heart and also ask God to help you become a better person and forgive you for the hate you not only carry but also show.

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