Late Friday night, the internet had a meltdown delivering the news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away.
The 87-year-old justice had finally succumbed to her multiple bouts with cancer.
However, according to her granddaughter, only days before she passed, Ginsburg had one final wish regarding the filling of her seat on the United States Supreme Court.
One Final Wish
According to Clara Spera, Justice Ginsburg’s granddaughter, the dying justice told her, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
There is, of course, no absolute proof that Ginsburg actually said this, other than the word of her granddaughter.
As far as I know, there is no recording of this having been said, so it is only her word that we have to go on at this point.
Considering how politicized the court has become, Democrats have jumped all over this, as have the liberal trolls, to demand Ginsburg’s wish be respected.
With all due respect, that is not her call to make.
Even if this was Ginsburg’s “most fervent wish,” that is not how this works, regardless of the respect and accolades she has earned over her career.
A vacancy has been created, and it must be filled.
Get Ready for It
President Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Mitch McConnell have all been adamant that this position is going to get filled immediately.
Democrats are furious because when the same situation arose in the waning days of Obama’s presidency, Republicans blocked the nomination.
This time, however, Republicans are making the nomination as well as sitting in the power seat, so that nomination will come and likely be approved prior to the election day.
Sadly, high-profile liberals and Democrats are already encouraging rioting and discourse if Republicans fill the position before the election.
If Republicans are successful, this would give an ideological edge of 6-3 to conservatives, an edge that would likely last decades.
Dig in, patriots, because this is going to be one rough ride over the next two months.