Amy Barrett confirmation: Wish RBG's ghost 'haunts' Republican senators to 'point of madness', says Internet

'No honor amongst those Republicans! They would not let Obama have his choice but now they rush through Amy! I pray the spirit of Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts them the rest of their lives!' wrote a user


                            Amy Barrett confirmation: Wish RBG's ghost 'haunts' Republican senators to 'point of madness', says Internet
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On Monday, October 26, with just a week left, the Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after being nominated by President Donald Trump. 

The 48-year-old’s confirmation will give conservatives a 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said, “The Senate is doing the right thing. We're moving this nomination forward and colleagues, by tomorrow night, we'll have a new member of the United States Supreme Court.” The vote was 52-48. 

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Ginsburg was 87 when she died September 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was a cultural and feminist icon, who worked for 27 years as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and became its most prominent member. Soon after Barrett's confirmation, fans of Ginsburg took to social media to curse Trump as well as the Republican Senators who pushed for Barrett's confirmation so close to the election, wishing that the "ghost" of Ruth Bader Ginsburg would "haunt" them all. 

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"I hope Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts TF out of Amy Coney for the rest," one wrote while another said, "I hope Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts #donaldchump #fatherpence #MitchMcConnell #AmyconeyislandBarrett and the rest of the GOP twatwaffles. Respecting the wishes of the dead of course not.Celebrate now because you won’t be in about a week #AmyConeyBarrettIsUnfit." A third commented, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I hope she haunts you all from her grave."

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Another tweeted, "No honor amongst those Republicans! They would not let Obama have his choice but now they rush through Amy! I pray the spirit of Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts them the rest of their lives!" A person wrote, "I hope the ghost of Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts her for the rest of her life." And the next said, "I hope the ghost of Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts them all to the point of madness."

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One of the people who tried to invoke the spirit of RBG was comedian and writer, Sarah Cooper, writing, "I hope the ghost of Ruth Bader Ginsburg haunts them all forever." To this, one of the users hilariously commented, "I'm sure this wasn't meant to be culturally disrespectful, but RBG was Jewish and this isn't how these things work for us."


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Previously, NPR reported that the late justice dictated a note to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the final days of her life which read: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." At the time, Trump refused to believe that RBG wrote the note and accused the Democrats of fabricating the late justice's death note. On September 21, during an interview on 'Fox & Friends’, Trump said, “I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi. I would be more inclined to the second, it sounds so beautiful. But that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or shifty Schiff. So that came out of the wind. Let's see. I mean, maybe she did and maybe she didn't.”

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Trump has backed his decision of filling Ginsburg's seat as soon as possible arguing that the appointment of a new judge was necessary since there could be legal proceedings following the election. The 74-year-old reportedly has trust issues with mail-in voting and believes it could hamper the result. “Look, the bottom line is we won the election. We have an obligation to do what's right and act as quickly as possible. We should act quickly because we're going to have probably election things involved here, you know,” Trump said, adding: “Well, we don't want to to have a tie, no, we don't, and we want to have nine justices. We won the election, and elections have consequences.”
 
 

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