Appearing on “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd Sunday, 2016 Presidential contender Hillary Clinton argued that the SCOTUS vacancy left by Justice Ginsburg should be filled by the next President because Republicans “made a new precedent” with their actions in 2016.
“They talk about, ‘Well you know we had other standards before, well they made a new precedent, and that new precedent, which they all defended incredibly passionately, is to wait for the next president whoever that is to make the nomination,” Hillary explained.
“But as you clearly heard, that is not what they are intending,” she continued, “and it’s another blow to our institutions.”
“You know, what’s happening in our country is incredibly dangerous. Our institutions are being basically undermined by the lust for power, power for personal gain in the case of the president or power for institutional gain in the case of Mitch McConnell, at the cost of ensuring that our institutions withstand whatever the political winds might be,” Hillary added.