In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump announced within days of her funeral his new nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, to take her place. Now, Democratic vice presidential nominee and California Sen. Kamala Harris has come forward accusing the president of dishonoring the Ginsburg’s wish to wait after the upcoming November election.
In a recent speech at Shaw University in North Carolina, Harris spoke out against the act and promised to fight against it as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“We will not give in,” said Harris. “We will not let the infection that President Trump has injected into the presidency and into Congress, that has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other, spread to the United States Supreme Court.”
“It looks like this president and his party are not interested in hearing any of the lessons from Justice Ginsburg,” she added. “Already, the president and his party have chosen to ignore Justice Ginsburg’s final wish: to hold off the nomination to replace her until after the next president is chosen. A wish, by the way, shared by the American people.”
Harris tweeted out words from Ginsburg’s granddaughter, Clara Spera, said before her death stating that her grandmother’s “most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her final moments before passing.⁰⁰We must honor that wish and fight for her legacy.
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) September 20, 2020
Maxine Waters also tweeted harsh criticism on the move “Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish was that her seat would not be filled until a new president is installed! Senate Democrats, do not back down,” she wrote. You have a tough fight ahead but our future is on the line! No SCOTUS appointment before the election!!!”