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President Donald Trump was booed and met with chants of “vote him out” when he and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning.
As the first couple stood by Ginsburg’s American flag-draped casket on the steps of the Court, a crowd behind fences nearby chanted and booed. The president and first lady rarely venture out of the White House while in Washington and thus rarely face public criticism in the way they did on Thursday.
The crowd also broke into chants of “honor her wish,” a reference to a request Ginsburg made in the days before she died that her seat not be filled until after the presidential election.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” the 87-year-old justice told her granddaughter Clara Spera, NPR reported.
The president has baselessly rejected the legitimacy of Ginsburg’s statement, claiming without evidence that top Democrats might have fabricated the Justice’s wish.
“That came out of the wind. It sounds so beautiful, but that sounds like a Schumer deal, or maybe Pelosi or Shifty Schiff,” Trump told Fox News.
Ever since Ginsburg’s death on Friday evening, thousands have visited the Supreme Court to pay their respects to the influential liberal justice.
Reversing their position that Supreme Court nominees should not be considered during an election year, Republicans are swiftly moving forward to replace Ginsburg with a conservative and plan to hold a vote before Election Day. The president has said he’ll announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday at 5 pm.
President Trump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump pay thier respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lies in Repose at the U.S. Supreme Court. #SCOTUSProtesters chant: “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” pic.twitter.com/uJ88bD98uc
— CSPAN (@cspan) 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
Trump at the court as crowd chants “vote him out” — it’s rare for this President to see his opposition this up-close and in-person pic.twitter.com/VEVkRHOkjM
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) September 24, 2020
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) September 24, 2020
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