Hirono: No RBG Replacement Until a New President

Hirono: No RBG Replacement Until a New President

September 21, 2020

Friday on MSNBC’s All In, Sen. Mazie Hirono claimed that the way to honor the legacy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to honor her dying wish not to be replaced until after the presidential inauguration.

“I know what her last fervent wish was, that she not be replaced until a new president is installed, and that is how we should honor the legacy of this totally remarkable, courageous jurist,” Hirono said. Ridiculous; if RBG had said her dying wish was that Trump be forcibly removed from the White House and Joe Biden be installed as president, should we honor that?

“Not that Mitch McConnell cares, but, you know, I’m glad that Lisa Murkowski, who by the way, was the only Republican who voted against Brett Kavanaugh, has put out that statement [that filling the seat should be delayed] because what we’re calling for is fairness and decency.” Oh yes, Democrats are well-known for their fairness and decency.

“And there are only 46 days before the election. Note that the day that Justice Scalia died, that is when Mitch McConnell made the announcement that it would be appropriate for the voters to decide in the election, which was many, many months away… so the double standard that Lisa talks about is very much something that I hope will move the Republicans, but we shall see.”

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