Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not even been dead for 24 hours and Republicans like Doug Collins are already smearing her and celebrating her death as they rush to jam through a nominee to replace her.
Only hours after Ginsburg’s death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) released a statement declaring his intention to confirm a new Justice immediately even though it’s an election year.
This is hypocrisy because McConnell refused to confirm former President Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the bench citing the 2016 Election as the reason why.
His statement even disrespected Ginsburg’s final wish to be replaced by a new president. But he’s far from the only Republican to spit on Ginsburg’s corpse.
Senate hopeful and current congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) accused Ginsburg of murdering 30 million babies because she supported Roe v. Wade.
RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws. With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live.
— Doug Collins (@CollinsforGA) September 19, 2020
Let’s just be clear. Ginsburg did not kill any babies. A fetus is not a baby and most abortions occur long before the fetus is viable outside the womb. That is basic science. Women have the right to choose in this country and denying them that right is the equivalent of enslavement by men. There’s no other way to put it. Collins literally thinks women should be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, even pregnancies that are the result of rape.
In response, Twitter users trashed Collins.
The party that puts kids in cages has some thoughts…
— John Joseph… (@CAPolitics) September 19, 2020
Hey Doug, go fuck yourself
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 19, 2020
I’m shocked that somebody who pretends to be pro-life supports a man who let 200,000 people die from Coronavirus.
— Red (@Redpainter1) September 19, 2020
That moment when you’re so “pro-life” you celebrate someone’s death.
— Rep. Anna V. Eskamani 🔨 (@AnnaForFlorida) September 19, 2020
Collins gives pond scum a bad name.
— Tim Hogan (@TimInHonolulu) September 19, 2020
This is evidence that the GOP is the party of evil.
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) September 19, 2020
You’re human garbage.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 19, 2020
Not long after Collins’ monstrous tweet, Trump demanded the right the replace Ginsburg immediately.
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
You know, Americans elected Obama in 2008 and again in 2012 to fulfill the duty to nominate new Supreme Court Justices. But Republicans refused to carry out their own obligation and did not even grant Garland the courtesy of a confirmation hearing even though he was nominated several months prior to the 2016 Election. We are only a few weeks away from this election and Biden currently leads in the polls. Clearly, if there’s a time when the American people should get a say in who picks Ginsburg’s replacement, it’s this year.
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