Republican Governor says GOP should delay appointment, honor Ginsburg’s “dying wishes”

Phil Scott, a Republican governor from Vermont has taken to Twitter to side with Democrats on what should happen in wake of Justice Ginsburg’s death.

Scott is advocating Republicans follow “precedent” as well as honoring Ginsburg’s “dying wishes.”

NPR reported that Ginsburg said days before her death, she said “my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Scott tweeted:

I am saddened to learn of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. (1/4)

History will remember, and our children should learn about, Justice Ginsburg. She was a tireless advocate for justice and equality, and an example for future generations. (2/4)

There is no doubt she will be missed on the court, and in our national dialogue. I know her death will leave many Americans concerned about the appointment of her successor. (3/4)

While it is important to take the time to mourn her passing, we must also follow precedent, as well as her dying wishes, and delay the appointment process until after Inauguration Day. (4/4)

One Twitter user replied “We don’t honor dying wishes in that manner. That is a personal thing for the family. It wasn’t her ‘seat’, she filled it for 27 years. Too important to leave it empty, esp as we are in an election season sure to be contested.”

Another wrote “I’m sorry Phil but while we all HONOR RBG’s legacy, she does not own the seat. It belongs to the American people. We have a constitution and it outlines the process for filling vacancies. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include “dying wishes”.