Violent and classless leftists swarmed around the president outside the Supreme Court and hurled obscenities his way as he and the first lady paid their respects to late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump and the first lady wore masks and bowed their heads solemnly with eyes closed as the hate filled crowd raged on, screaming, “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” referring to RBG allegedly saying that “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at the White House later Thursday: “I think the chants were appalling but certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp.”
But the “honor her wish” chant was more than just that, as Democrats have adopted this as one of their plays to interfere with President Trump’s SCOTUS nomination.
Earlier this week, even a ceremonial resolution introduced by Republicans intended to honor the late justice became a point of contention after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to slip in an amendment about upholding the alleged dying wish. Sen. Ted Cruz blocked the amended resolution as a result.
Nevertheless, President Trump plans to move forward with his nomination for a replacement justice on Saturday after saying he would be waiting until after RBG’s funeral out of respect for her.
The president has vowed that his pick will be a woman. “It will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman,” said Trump, to a crowd in Fayetteville, North Carolina. “We have numerous women on the list. I built this incredible list of brilliant people.”
Many are speculating that the final pick will be Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative Roman Catholic.
Earlier this week, Trump said that he would work to fill the vacancy before the Nov. 3 election so the entire court could rule on cases that might arise from the election.
“I think this will end up in the Supreme Court,” he said of the election results. “And I think it’s very important that we have nine justices.” Trump added that the nominating process should “go very quickly” in the Senate, as Republicans in the Senate “are very united.”
Trump stressed that it’s preferable to confirm the nomination before the election because Democrats are “pulling” a “scam” that will be challenged in the Supreme Court, without elaborating. “Just in case it would be more political than it should be, I think it’s very important to have a nine-justice” court, he said.
Over the past several months, Trump has warned that mail-in voting could lead to election rigging and delays as we have seen countless examples of the Democrats using such tactics in their favor.
Democrats, meanwhile, have threatened to “pack the courts” or add more judges to the supreme court as a result of not getting their way.
Democrats are also expected to unveil a new bill on Friday which proposes term limits on Supreme Court justices and limits the president’s power to nominate multiple new justices.