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SCOTUS Justice Ginsburg Passes

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died tonight at the age of 87. The Supreme Court announced her death, stating the cause was complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Ginsburg had battled cancer for years.

The Post Millennial

The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Following campaign remarks in Minnesota, President Trump was informed of Ginsburg’s passing –

She just died? Wow. I didn’t know that, you’re telling me now for the first time. She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I am actually sad to hear that. I’m sad to hear that.

President Donald J. Trump

In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.

By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise, President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

On September 9, 2020, President Trump released a new list of potential Supreme Court nominees – as follows:

  • Bridget Bade (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)
  • Daniel Cameron (Kentucky attorney general)
  • Paul Clement (former solicitor general of the United States)
  • Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)
  • Stuart Kyle Duncan (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit)
  • Steven Engel (Office of Legal Counsel, DOJ)
  • Noel Francisco (former solicitor general of the United States)
  • Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
  • James Ho (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit)
  • Greg Katsas (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit)
  • Barbara Lagoa (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit)
  • Christopher Landau (U.S. ambassador to Mexico)
  • Carlos Muñiz (Supreme Court of Florida)
  • Martha Pacold (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois)
  • Peter Phipps (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit)
  • Sarah Pitlyk (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri)
  • Allison Jones Rushing (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit)
  • Kate Todd (deputy White House counsel)
  • Lawrence VanDyke (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit)

Source: SCOTUS Blog

What’s next?

I believe that, despite threats of ramped up rioting from Biden supporters, President Trump, per authority granted to him in the US Constitution, must nominate a conservative justice to the Supreme Court. In turn, the Senate must vote to confirm that nominee. If the shoe were on the other foot, democrats would not hesitate to act – nor should we.

Regarding republicans in name only

If a Republican senator fails to support a qualified, originalist nominee from the president, then their status as a Republican must be forfeited. Every effort to be made to effect their de facto expulsion from the party, whether it’s by a state recall, expelling them from the party caucus, stripping them of committee seats, or supporting a direct primary challenger. To falter in this moment is a betrayal of what Republicans have promised their voters for decades.

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