Respecting RBG’s wishes
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a hero. A trailblazer. A fervent and devoted champion of justice, equality, and the rule of law. We lost a tiny giant when she passed away last Friday — and her loss and her legacy will be felt for generations to come.
Her dying wish was this: for her replacement to be nominated by the next president. This was the case when President Obama nominated Justice Garland in the final year of his presidency and Republicans told him no.
Now, with just about five weeks until the election, we should respect RBG’s dying wish and uphold the same rule that President Obama had to abide by. Will you please add your name if you agree that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat should be filled after a new president is elected?
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remembered for her contributions to women’s equality, civil rights, and racial justice.
It is important to respect her wishes, follow the precedent of the last presidency, and wait until after the election for her seat to be filled.
I hope you will stand with me as I urge Republicans in the Senate to follow protocol and wait until a new president is elected.