GOP senator gets busted trying to fundraise off SCOTUS vacancy minutes after Ginsburg’s death

GOP senator gets busted trying to fundraise off SCOTUS vacancy minutes after Ginsburg’s death

Not even an hour after it was announced that Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died as a result of metastatic pancreatic cancer at the age of 87 on Friday evening, Sen. Joni Ernst’s (R-IA) reelection campaign was busy sending out an email trying to raise money off the vacancy on the high court, according to KCRG:

“O. Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa reports an email from the campaign was received at 7:08 p.m. saying ‘Emergency 5X matching has been activated for ALL donations made to protect the White House, keep the Senate majority in Republican hands and ensure the next Supreme Court nominee is selected by President Trump!’

“News of Justice Ginsburg’s death broke shortly after 6:15 p.m. Friday Iowa time.”

Once she had been caught trying to raise campaign funds off the death of RBG, Ernst issued a statement trying to distance herself from the email that had been sent out in her name:

“This email never should have gone out. Though I never saw it, it was sent out under my name and I take responsibility for it. Tonight, my prayers are with the family of Justice Ginsburg.”

The email should never have gone out? That’s interesting when you consider the wording of the fundraising pitch seems almost tailored to there being a vacancy on the Supreme Court. And shouldn’t whoever sent the email be fired immediately?

If indeed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) move forward and try to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the election or during a lame duck session of Congress before next year, Democrats have already made it clear they will expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court to counter the move.

Joni Ernst, on the other hand, deserves to be voted out by her constituents.

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