President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were booed as by protesters as they paid respects to the late-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the steps of the Supreme Court.
According to The Daily Wire:
A crowd assembled outside the Supreme Court loudly booed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they attempted to pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning.
Appearing on the porch of the Supreme Court, where Ginsburg lay in state, Trump and the first lady wore black masks and bowed their heads solemnly with eyes closed as the crowd assembled at the barricades below jeered at them, screaming, “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” The two quickly turned to leave after the shouting began, returning into the Supreme Court building and heading back to the presidential motorcade.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 24, 2020
Chants of “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” outside the Supreme Court as the president arrives pic.twitter.com/lys9EqBuNs
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 24, 2020
The fight to replace Ginsburg has already become a heated partisan issue, with many Democrats demanding that Trump and Senate Republicans honor what was reportedly Ginsburg’s “most fervent wish” that she not be replaced until after the inauguration.
Earlier this week, even a ceremonial resolution introduced by Republicans intended to honor the late justice became a point of contention after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to slip in an amendment about the alleged dying wish, which Trump has speculated was actually written by Democratic leadership to be used as an emotionalized political bludgeon. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked the amended resolution.
Trump will nominate a Supreme Court nominee on Saturday and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised a vote on the floor of the Senate.