Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer once again evoked Justice Ginsburg’s reported “dying wish” Sunday.
According to NPR, Ginsburg dictated to her granddaughter before dying “my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Schumer argued “to put someone on the court whose views are the exact opposite of Ruth Bader Ginsburg… at a time when she asked as her dying wish that we wait ’til the next election to choose somebody… is just appalling.”
Sen. Schumer: "To put someone on the court whose views are the exact opposite of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — at a time when she asked as her dying wish that we wait 'til the next election to choose somebody — is just appalling." pic.twitter.com/HWSEsTxEAX
— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2020
Several Twitter users lambasted Schumer over his argument.
One wrote “Dying wish!? Are you kidding me!?!? Since when is a Dying Wish above the constitution.”
Another wrote “I need to reread it but I’ve missed the part of the constitution where a new justice has to have the same ideology as his or her predecessor and the outgoing justice dictates when he or she can be replaced.”
Speaking to CNN, Chief of Staff Marc Short commented shorty after Ginsburg’s passing on her dying wish.”
Short said “she’s certainly a giant upon whose shoulders many will stand, and she blazed a trail for many women in the legal profession. But the decision of when to nominate does not lie with her.”
Chief of Staff to VP Pence, Marc Short, says he thinks President Trump will make a SCOTUS nomination "very soon": "The President's going to stick with his obligation to do that, he looks forward to making a nominee that I think the American people will be proud of" #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/k0UafMQvkr
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) September 20, 2020