Ginsburg’s Words From 2016 Destroy the Democrat Narrative

By English: Steve Petteway, photographer for the Supreme Court of the United States. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The fight in 2016 over whether to take up then-President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee caused many to say things they regret. One of them was the late-Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

According to The Daily Wire:

When the GOP-led Senate used its constitutional powers to block the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland in 2016, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that the president had the power to nominate a candidate for a Supreme Court vacancy any time during his four-year tenure and that the Senate had every right to confirm the nomination or not.

The vacancy Obama chose Garland to fill was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016; President Barack Obama nominated Garland in mid-March.

Ginsburg gave a speech at Georgetown Law School on Sept. 7, 2016, after which she took questions. A member of the audience asked, “I was wondering if you thought there were any valid constitutional arguments that would prevent President Obama from filling Justice Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court?”

Ginsburg answered, “As you know, the president has the authority to name appointees to the Supreme Court, but he has to do so with the advice and consent of the Senate. And if the Senate does not act, as this current Senate is not acting, what can be done about it? Even if you could conceive of a testing lawsuit, what would the response be? ‘Well, you want us to vote? So we’ll vote no.’ But I do think that cooler heads will prevail; I hope sooner rather than later. The president is elected for four years not three years, so the powers that he has in year three continue into year four and maybe some members of the Senate will wake up and appreciate that that’s how it should be.”

It remains to be seen how this fight turns out, but Trump has stated that he will nominate someone by Friday or Saturday.



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Noe Rodriguez
29 days ago

Democrats should fact check themselves. Go back 2016, what did RGB say back then?

Walkin O'Shea
28 days ago
Reply to  Noe Rodriguez

Democrats never fact check, they don’t need to, they’re to omnipotent in their own minds.

THOMAS
THOMAS
29 days ago

President Donald Trump may nominate anyone he chooses as candidate for the Supreme Court !

Last of the Patriots
Last of the Patriots
29 days ago

I hope the President picks a constitutionalist judge. We need, ” We the People” running things, NOT WE THE POLITITIONS AND GOVERMENT! The CONSTITUTION GAURENTEES THAT EVERY AMERICAN HAS LIBERTIES AND RIGHTS! GO PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!! MAGA2020!!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸USA!!!!! USA!!!!!USA!!!!!!

LADD MILLER
LADD MILLER
29 days ago

Once again the Democrats lie and deceive. They are OPEN in their sedition and they are openly treasonous. Time for the activated Marine Reserves to TAKE THE ADMITTED CRIMINALS OUT AND DOWN! A HUGE mistake was made when FDR overlooked Prescott Bush, G H W’s grandfather — If FDR HAD taken him out, 9/11 would not have happened — and a LOT MORE of our present troubles. We MUST take out the Globalist dynasty families that have perpetrated this Covid-boondoggle and scam to institute their destruction of US and of all OTHER country-states in the world with their fake “plandemic-SCAM”.

Last edited 29 days ago by LADD MILLER
Irene E. Peters
Irene E. Peters
29 days ago
Reply to  LADD MILLER

Maybe not ALL Democrats, but certainly Pelosi, Schummer, and all those that follow them blindly ARE openly seditious and treasonous and should be dealt with accordingly! They CERTAINLY do not belong in Congress in ANY capacity, no matter how remote!!!

john
john
29 days ago

Conservatives were hoping for the chance to fill Ginsburg’s seat. That’s the name of the game. Democrats are like a bunch of spoiled brats who don’t like the rules of the game the US has been playing for 250 years. Why? Because they have lost a hand. Boo Hoo!

Bill
Bill
29 days ago

I’m so sick of the Democrat party ! They always choose the crooked slimy way to do anything they should do what the founding fathers set everything up to be. . .ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE BY SEcRET BALLOT CAST ON ELECTION DAY AND THE WILL OF THEPEOPLE MUST PREVAIL. But the Republican Party is only slightly more honest. ( I left the Democrat party during the Johnson – Goldwater campaign). But now the only way to clean up our politics is a CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION where we can set term limits for all federal elected offices. Terms to be same length as president with same reelection periods as now (this to be able to change if candidate proves not acceptable. This will return the control to the people, no more career politicians ! The latest concern is the threat to pack the Supreme Court if the Dems dont get their way one more step to underminethe will of the people!

maxibaby
maxibaby
29 days ago

Yes…..Ginsberg made the case for DJT replacing RBG right now and as is it written in the Constitution!
The big mouthed Dems in Congress were singing a different tune when they were justifying replacing Justice Scalia while BHO was President! Of course, we controlled the Senate and would not bring a BHO nominee to the floor of the Senate which RBG said the Constitution allowed. The Dems have no wiggle room in this because the Republicans are following the Constitution as it is written and President Trump is moving ahead as he is instructed in the Constitution to do!
However, we are all aware rules, policies and procedures, and even the Constitution…..the Dems think don’t apply to them! They would bend, even break “anything” to have their way if it were not for the Republicans stopping them! The Democrats refuse to play fair, they play as dirty as it takes for them to win but…..we, mean old Republicans, step up our game, derail their train and it becomes a tangled twisted wreckage of failure!

Michael O'Connor
Michael O'Connor
29 days ago

The Democrats have made asses of themselves for the past 3 plus years and they see no need to change, so the shit show continues.

a fool
29 days ago

Our President TRUMP NEVER FAILS in doing the Right Thing, at the Right time, with the BEST of REASONS! Could not wait to see who HE has in mind? God will help HIM to get the VERY BEST ONE!

Last edited 29 days ago by a fool
Jim Pierce
Jim Pierce
29 days ago

BINGO! NUFF SAID.

LJR Justice
LJR Justice
29 days ago

You watch,..Pelosi will do anything to prevent the appointment from happening….Pelosi the “Ice Cream Witch” with “Chucky” and her anti American GOONS needs to GO!!.. one way or another.!!.

Last edited 29 days ago by LJR Justice
OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
29 days ago

You take Ginsburg’s own words, those mentioned above, add in what the Democrats and Harry Reid did in 2013 (nuclear option) and you have a clear and swift path to seat another justice on the Supreme Court. I think whomever is going to replace Ginsburg should be seated on the bench within 42 days, the same amount of time it took to confirm Ginsburg to the Supreme Court. Doing it within those 42 days would be in honor of her.

John L
John L
29 days ago

I remember Obama telling us all “Elections have Consequences” during the health care debate. Well cupcakes eat this. We should have a new supreme court justice before the election.

Judy Petitto
Judy Petitto
29 days ago

This is why I don’t believe the grand daughter that RBG ever uttered the fervent wish statement.

Walkin O'Shea
28 days ago

It must truly gall democrats when one of their own points out to them the truth of the situation. And I think Ms.Ginsburg did this very succinctly when she said… “As you know, the president has the authority to name appointees to the Supreme Court, but he has to do so with the advice and consent of the Senate.” So there you have it. Screechy Pelosi doesn’t have much choice, but she sure as heck will try, you can bet your last dollar on that.

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