Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday at the age of 87, having lost her battle to metastatic pancreatic cancer. Trump described her warmly as an "amazing woman who led an amazing life." The president also has a constitutional duty to fill her vacancy.
With the circus show that Democrats put on during the confirmation hearing for Justice Kavanaugh still fresh in everybody's minds, Democrats are threatening to commit violence this time around if Trump does his job before the November election. And if the past few months have taught us anything it's that leftist sure know how to commit violence.
"If you don't follow this imaginary unwritten rule we will burn down your cities."— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) September 19, 2020
This is a legit threat of terrorism pic.twitter.com/azvROzbKaO
We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) September 18, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already vowed to hold a full vote on the president's nominee.
"Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary," McConnell wrote in a statement. "Once again, we will keep our promise."
"President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate," the majority leader vowed.
Democrats are pretending an unwritten rule exists, steeped in tradition, that bars Trump from filling a vacancy so close to the election. But if any such "rule" exists it pertains to nominees of opposite-party presidents. Not since the 1880s has the Senate confirmed a nominee from an opposite-party president during an election year. And why would they when they don't control the presidency?
I'll leave you with this tweet that has some good advice for the Democrats.
If you want your adversaries to respect unwritten norms, maybe refrain from baselessly accusing their nominees of gang rape— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) September 19, 2020