Repeating this today because we need to keep the pressure on until McConnell, or four GOP Senators, promise not to hold a vote on filling Ginsburg’s seat until after the 2021 inauguration. Please keep calling your two Senators on this matter and please ask your friends and family to keep calling.
Call your two Senators and demand that they honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final wish. Ask friends and family to call their Senators.
During the evening of September 18, 2020, which also happened to be the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, faithful servant of the Supreme Court of the United States, died and joined the immortals. She was 87.
Even if you were trying to take a vacation from the news that day, it almost certainly found you.
2020 was already a shitshow of epic proportions. Ginsburg’s death less than 60 days from the presidential election amps up a situation that needed no amping.
So, first, a bit of advice:
Do what you have to do to right yourself.
Then come back ready to fight. Be ready to fight for Ginsburg and all she stood for. It’s what she would want.
As Amanda Litman tweeted on the night: May her memory be a revolution.
The first move in the fight is calling your two Senators (not your House Rep, judicial nominees are a Senate thing), and telling them you demand that they honor Ginsburg’s dying request:
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already made the stupid, power-hungry move when he announced, less than an hour after news of Ginsburg’s death, that “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
In fairness, he waited just as long after the February 2016 death of Ginsburg’s friend and colleague, Antonin Scalia, to tell the world his seat would remain vacant until after the presidential election.
But notice the way McConnell worded that statement: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
He didn’t give a date for when that would happen.
If we all shout, NOW, and keep shouting every day, in the form of calling our Senators with updated comments on the need to honor Ginsburg’s final wish, we could get McConnell to back down.
McConnell was already in danger of losing the Senate majority. Ramming through a Trump-chosen replacement for Ginsburg before the election or the inauguration could doom him.
Let’s make that very, very clear to him and his colleagues–you do this, you lose control of the Senate, and several sitting GOP Senators go, too.
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