Internet promises violence and 'riots' if Trump tries to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg before elections

Just days before her death, Ginsburg's granddaughter Clara Spera reiterated RBG's desire to not be replaced until Elections 2020 conclude


                            Internet promises violence and 'riots' if Trump tries to replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg before elections
RBG and Trump (Getty Images)

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a cultural and feminist icon who died at her home in Washington, DC, after serving 27 years as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, becoming its most prominent member. The Supreme Court announced her death underlining the cause as complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas. She was 87.

According to NPR, just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg's granddaughter Clara Spera reiterated her desire to not be replaced until Elections 2020 conclude. "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg said. Her death is a tragic loss to the country and will lead to mammoth consequences for the court. The sudden news gives Republicans the chance to tighten their grip on the court with another appointment by President Trump. However, the Internet promises violence and "riots" if the 74-year-old attempts to replace the position. 

Talk show host, writer, and musician Chip Franklin said, "Who agrees that Trump CANNOT replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg?" His tweet soon caught many eyeballs and garnered over 5,000 likes. One heartbroken Internet user pointed out: "#RBG McConnell refused to allow Obama to replace a justice months before the presidential election. McC said no new SC Justices in an election year. Now, with weeks to go & Trump in charge, McC's going to forget that "rule". Does explain why Trump put out an SC list last week."



 



 

Sadly, the political game has already begun. Before offering his condolences, Senator Chuck Schumer dived into the debate on Twitter with his tweet. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," he said. Stephen L Miller, the host of the Versus Media Podcast and a political commentator, said, "Schumer did not send condolences to RBG and her family or comment on her legacy. He jumped right to fill the seat, in case anyone has any doubt about how this is going to go."



 



 

Democratic rival Joe Biden paid a tribute to Ruth. "Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us. She was an American hero, a giant of legal doctrine, and a relentless voice in the pursuit of that highest American ideal: Equal Justice Under Law. May her memory be a blessing to all people who cherish our Constitution and its promise," he tweeted. He then made his point clear. "Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg," his tweet read. Mocking him, commentator Mike Cernovich tweeted: "Last I checked this already happened."



 



 



 

Calls for riots grew louder on the Internet with the debate stirring up some heat. Former football defender Laura Bassett tweeted: "If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots." Miller followed up with another tweet saying: "If McConnell follows the constitutional process, we in the media will encourage riots, which our base will then execute. Yes, we know." Writer and producer Beau Willimon said, "We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election." What's more, Mary L Trump too tweeted: "Take a moment. Breathe. And then we fight for our country the way she always did for us. Or we will lose everything."



 



 



 



 

As per a Guardian report, the Republican Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has already announced that Republicans will do whatever they want and Trump’s nominee will get a swift vote. Journalist Aaron Rupar wrote: "Ted Cruz: "I believe that the president should next week nominee a successor to the court, and I think it is critical that the Senate takes up and confirms that successor before Election Day ... this nomination is why Donald Trump was elected."" MSNBC anchor also leaked a Trump ally's words. 



 



 



 

With all the debate going around her death and replacement, only time will tell what happens. 

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