Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, saying President Trump’s nominee to fill her seat “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
“The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life,” McConnell said in the statement.
Mitch McConnell added: “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
The American flag at the top of the White House has been lowered to half-staff tonight following the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ruth Bader Ginsburgis the backbone and soul of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court and an iconic American figure has died.
Recall Ruth died Friday from complications from cancer.
RBG was known for her fiery dissents and intense work ethic. Ruth didn’t miss a single day of work until this January, a striking fact considering she’s battled 3 kinds of cancer since being appointed to SCOTUS by President Clinton in 1993.
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@sassybibrarian: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” — Mitch McConnell, 2016.
@umccall: We lost a phenomenal voice for the ages today. It’s sad that her memory will be sullied with the bottom feeding Mitch McConnell’s hypocrisy. The double standard of this man is flagrant and disrespectful. Kentucky needs to send a fresh new voice to the senate.