President Trump First Reaction to News of Justice Ginsburg Passing…

The death of supreme court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was announced while President Trump was holding a campaign rally.

At the conclusion of the rally President Trump approached the media and found out for the first time that Justice Ginsburg had passed.  This was his immediate reaction:

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557 Responses to President Trump First Reaction to News of Justice Ginsburg Passing…

  1. calbear84 says:

    Donald Trump is living proof that people don’t achieve great success in life without having decency and kindness as core values.

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    • Ospreyzone says:

      He is so much better than me. My first reaction to the news was not as fitting.

      Liked by 16 people

      • lambgraham says:

        Especially how he finesses the RINO’s which we need Bigly, UNFORTUNATELY.

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      • Old Dawg says:

        …and me!! My first reaction was to do a “happy dance” and I have NO apologies for doing so. She was evil personified as far as I’m concerned and I take some pleasure in the fact that most likely, millions of dead children in heaven received “justice” as they look down on her agony as Lucifer’s personal property.

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        • parichute says:

          We opened a bottle of Champagne and asked the Lord for Forgiveness. 🍾🥂✝️

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        • French Brinton says:

          I’ve read allot of this kind of sentiment here today. It is not ot who we are. We carry ourselves with greater integrity and honor.

          That does not mean we won’t demand for a new justice before the election. This is a fight, and you don’t give up an opertunity like this. Trump and Mitch better get it done come hell or high water.

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          • Old Dawg says:

            Integrity? Honor? When you explain to me exactly “who we are”, I’ll be happy to listen and then I’ll tell you that I AM A WARRIOR. One of the many warriors that has stood for this country, either rhetorically as in happy to see one of its enemies, i.e., RBG, gone, or literally, as in holding the line at Valley Forge or storming the beaches of Normandy. One of a long line of warriors who have paid for then and paid it forward from the beginning right up until today and by doing so, given us the chance to “correct” the mistake that was RBG. I personally feel I’ve earned that right by putting it all on the line and I won’t apologize. My honor and integrity have been demonstrated and I have citations from this nation to prove it! Thank you for asking.

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      • flatlandgoober says:

        I high-fived my wife and attempted the same with all the cats. The cows ran away before I could try.

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    • He’s a kind man. A decent man. A respectful man… even to those he is opposed to politically.

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      • A Fortified City says:

        Add to that list, smart he is petty dawg on sharp.
        He is not full of hate like the dark side.

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        • Flova says:

          A fortified
          And it is so evident from this clip.
          Can you imagine if the communist thugs who are destroying our country and laughing at the deaths of police officers would do if something happened to Pres Trump?
          We would see Satan himself in the midst of their glee.

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        • Missy says:

          Yes, I loved that he was genuinely surprised and NO POLITICAL CALCULUS GOING ON IN HIS HEAD when hearing about it. And that was SO OBVIOUS.

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      • John Corey says:

        They will have another hate fest, I mean funeral(s), bashing the living daylights out of President Trump.
        They impeached him without due process, based on vicious lies. Sorry, put a non SES judge on that court now. Eliminate a blatantly stolen election.

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      • phillip jeffreys says:

        I’m a Trump supporter/voter – but let’s not carried away here. He lashed into Fiorina in a rather undignified way. I personally didn’t care, politics is rough and tumble, but let’s call em as we see em! I would wager that it is precisely because PJDT lashes into the oppositon at a gut level that so many of us back him. It’s gonna take someone nasty to clean house in DC.

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    • jwmson says:

      Very dignified!
      Now Tues, nominate a nominee & don’t look back AND PUSH EVERY R Senator, push them HARD & PUNISH, harshly, any R Senator that deflects. THIS is A WAR to be WON, at all or any cost!

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  2. Troublemaker10 says:

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  3. son of mainecoonman says:

    Good Morning Treepers,

    How many hours will pass before the loathsome Romney announces to great fanfare his refusal to support any nominee this term?

    Ted Cruz has correctly identified the constitutional nightmare of a 4:4 court with the strong possibility of the election being contested for a myriad of reasons by the myriad of lawyers already assembled for that purpose. What he fails to say is that any delay in ruling may, unless my admittedly imperfect knowledge of your Constitution is wrong, result in a lengthy period under interim-President Pelosi with all the havoc and devastation that will entail.

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    • namberak says:

      “How many hours will pass before the loathsome Romney announces to great fanfare his refusal to support any nominee this term?” Pardon the discursion but this reminded me of something my Mom said years ago. I grew up in New Orleans and, many years after the family had moved away, I called my folks to discuss Katrina as it was bearing down on the city. At some point I jokingly asked, ‘how soon after the eye goes over town do you think the looting will start?’ and my Mom replied, ‘What makes you think it hasn’t already?’ 🙂

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    • No. If anyone, it will be Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

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      • WRB says:

        You do not sound very bright.

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      • Carrie says:

        That would be political suicide. He’s got to be more subtle than that (mind you we know he’s controlled by Mitch). I think Romney will also be committing political suicide if he fails to support the nominee.

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        • Mike Van says:

          AGAIN?

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        • mac says:

          Carrie,
          Romney is now 77. He is now loathed in Utah for being a duplicitous, backstabbing, hypocritical carpetbagger. His chances of being reelected are all but nil, and I believe he knows this. He has no political future. Consequently, out of sheer spite, and to hurt those of his constituents who support President Trump, he will do whatever he can to sabotage the upcoming SC nomination. Make no mistake, Romney hates Trump with a passion and would do anything he could to bring Trump down.

          Jealousy does very ugly things to people. Romney is a classic example.

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    • Haven’t heard from Romney, but at 6:51 pm Scumbucket Schumer tweeted:
      “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.“

      Mrs Ginsberg’s body was still warm when this crass individual injected politics into her passing. A thoroughly disgusting human being. This is the Democrat leadership!

      Now, tell me again how the DemocRATS ‘care’ for America. But you better stand back, or I’m liable to get sick all over your shoes.

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    • elderama says:

      I think art of the deal would be to appease ornery kingpin romney by giving some consideration to paul clement because when romney ran for president in 2012 he suggested clement would be great scotus pick—–downside is trump would not relish picking another bush guy and clements big resume would be rich target for dems, but if clement would help quash the immediate specter of upcoming post election litigation, and if clement can be expected to support our issues over the next 20+ years, clement might be worth it if he can get us romney’s vote–I agree with those who say pick the best person regardless of race or gender

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      • elderama says:

        out of spite, romney might try to veto coney barrett in order to try to humiliate president trump, and force our president to nominate someone else if there are not enough votes without romney’s support –but mittens and other RINOs would not dare oppose paul clement because of clements big reputation and track record. also, president bush would likely phone susan collins and urge her to support clement, just like he phoned her and convinced her to support kavanaugh.–so, I think art of the best deal, most likely prospects for success, is in favor of clement even though I like barrett just fine-

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    • YeahYouRight says:

      The newly elected House’s state delegations (all the Representatives from each state together cast one vote) elect the new president, as the new House and Senate are seated weeks before inauguration day. The Speaker is only third in line should something catastrophic happen to the president and vice president.

      This assumes state and local elections are settled before the state electors are certified for the Electoral College. The red states will have no trouble because they’re not doing mail-in ballots. For those who are doing mail-in and cannot certify their senators and representatives, they may forfeit their votes. Not sure.

      This is certainly a well planned mess. The only problem is the likelihood that rabid Trump supporters and Patriotic Independents have had enough of this, go beast mode voting in person in such numbers to completely overwhelm the Left’s estimation of fraud necessary to cancel us out. Pray.

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  4. SGH says:

    This death wasn’t terrible news. It wasn’t unexpected. Watch again how genuine President Trump is, if necessary!

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been caught “off guard.” Or how many of those I said something stupid!

    President Trump is the absolute best!

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    • jebg46 says:

      President Trump was definitely very presidential. He is owed this nomination because of the fraud against him, including an election year fake impeachment. He has been fighting everyone, both demosocialists and RINOS. The entire SSCI is guilty of acts against President Trump. The seditious coup is still going on as the DOJ is doing nothing to stop it for his entire 4 year term.

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  5. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Han Solo says:

      ^^^ Someone please pass on to the Senate…they are getting too big for their britches

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    • lokiscout says:

      Will, you need to read your Constitution a little more closely or use a bit of reading comprehension. The Constitution specifically allows the Senate and House to develop “Rules to conduct business”. Since the established Senate Rules calls for hearings such procedure is Constitutional. Yes the Rules can be changed if you want to add that fight on top of everything else.

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      • Kroesus says:

        Since rules are set by each chamber and are NOT constitutional in nature nothing in the US Constitution requires a prolonged hearing. Those same rules you grouse about can be changed in the respective chamber by a majority of the members present. The US Constitution in contrast requires a 2/3 majority of BOTH chanbers and 3/4 of the states to legally amend. That is quite a different animal. Maybe YOU should read your constitution more closely.

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. Mortimer says:

    No chance we get a replacement for Ginsburg before February. Collins, Romney and Murkowski will not help.

    Doesn’t matter that much for now though. We now have a 4-3-1 advantage on the court. Yeah, traitor Roberts is the 1.

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    • son of mainecoonman says:

      If Roberts wavers the likely Democrat House and Senate will quickly (I have to give them credit for one thing, they’re extremely efficient) amend the Constitution allowing acting President Pelosi to nominate 3 activists who will be approved on the nod.

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    • Eric French7666fz ufo says:

      But Jones and Manchin will NEVER get re-elected without voting on Republican side. They could kiss their seats goodbye.

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    • Eric French7666fz ufo says:

      But Jones and Manchin will NEVER get re-elected without voting on Republican side. They could kiss their seats goodbye.

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    • Linda K. says:

      President Trump is a class act, isn’t he? Who has a life like this man? Truly, he is historic in the way this Presidency has unfolded.

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    • jnr2d2 says:

      Trump needs to use Alinsky tactics with this nomination:”make them live by their values.”
      So, final five choose:

      Woman – Barrett
      Hispanic woman – Logoa
      Asian Taiwan – HO A first
      Indian SE Asian – Amul Thapar A first
      Black conservative – Cameron

      The Dems go nuts and have to attack the “firsts,” in particular as they want that honor and have candidates waiting in the wings! Probably will avoid rabid attacks against a Hispanic woman as that isn’t a first and can’t afford to alienate them as Trump is getting up to 50/50 approval with them. Since the D’s think Barrett is a shoe-in, they will expend lots of flack in that direction. Probably won’t initially go after Cameron – Black Lives Matter you know!

      Although Cameron could be held back to replace Clarence Thomas, he could be particularly effective this election as a foil to BLM and the Dems “racist” continual slander of ALL Republicans. They have been at that for atleast the last 25 years.This might lead to all R Senators voting for him! The moderates are especially afraid of the racist liable. And this choice might possibly cause the final schism between Blacks and the Demo party! Also, Cameron as first KY black AG, and a southern state at that, would have McTurttle highly motivated to get the moderates on board!

      PR: Decide this final list this weekend. If Ginsburg funeral is Monday, then announce list Tuesday. Interviews this week while Senate is polled. Announce candidate Monday Sept 29. True, maybe only 32 days till Oct 31, and may get only done by lame duck senate after election day; but that’s OK as the desired effect would already be done during early voting as well as election day!

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      • jnr2d2 says:

        The timeline above, is based on the assumption Trump wants an appearence of lrtting Ginsburg have her “moment.” To get more time for senate to act, I would interview the five candidates this weekend, letting McTurttle run them up the flag pole with his 53. Give Trump feedback Monday, then announce Tues Sept 22 – pick up 7 days, thus 39 days to Oct 31.

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        • 4sure says:

          We don’t need any stinking identity politics.

          Appoint the best and most qualified
          PROVEN CONSERVATIVE CONSTITUTIONALIST person. The problem with identity political persons is that most, if not all, got into their positions by PC identity politics. They are not necessarily the best qualified.

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    • Doug43 says:

      Collins, Romney, and Murkowski will do what McConnell tells them to do and when he tells them to do it. The only question is what will McConnell be willing to do.

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    • Eileen McRae says:

      If that is the case, President Trump needs to do an end-run around the Senate as postulated by KIRO 7 News! “An end-run – While Senate confirmation is required for a nominee to be appointed to the Supreme Court if the president wants to, he can make a temporary appointment to fill the vacancy without the Senate having anything to do with it or even being in session. If the Senate is on recess, the president can make something called a “recess appointment” – meaning he simply appoints someone to the vacant court seat. The person appointed would serve on the court until the end of the next Senate session. After that point, the person appointed must go through the formal process of being nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Potter Stewart was the last recess appointment to the Supreme Court made in 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.”

      I have not researched the constitutionality of this.

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      • Kroesus says:

        That would accomplish little purpose as the new Congress begins 3 Jan 2021 and most likely the SCOTUS will be needed after that time with counting delays to determine the general election of POTUS. If you read Cruz’s position on the matter he makes it clear a newly confirmed justice is needed before 3 Nov 2020.

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        • Eileen McRae says:

          The appointment of a “temporary justice” would be in place before Nov. 3, if he chooses the end-run “recess appointment”. By Jan. 3, the nation will know if it has a Democrat or Republican Congress. If the Senate is Republican, the Senate can do the confirmation immediately.

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      • old deplorable owl says:

        Mitch the *itch has not recessed the Senate since PDJT took office, specifically so there could be no recess appointments. ONE senator can defeat that scheme, but they’re all afraid of the slug. Gotta keep the perqs, don’tcha know?

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  8. Troublemaker10 says:

    It’s really fun having Leo on our side for a change.

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    • The voters did pick a President. In 2016. For 4 years, not 3 years and 8 months. And the so-called Biden rule is not a law. The people have spoken.

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      • Paprika says:

        And don’t forget that the Biden rule only covered when the President was of the opposite party from the Senate. That is not the case here.

        And if all the Dem politicians think the “people” should have a vote for SC justices then they need to try and get a Constitutional Amendment passed by 2/3 in the House and Senate and voted favorably on by 3/4 of the states. Course, that’s not what Dems want, they just want chaos and control.

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        • coastermomohio says:

          And I didn’t agree with the Biden rule either. But if Obama wanted to nominate Garland, he had the right to do that. And the Senate had the right to withhold consent. So they can scream all they want about Garland. The Constitutional process was followed. They just didn’t like how it turned out.

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  9. The death of RBG, and the necessity of filling her seat on the SCOTUS,, will reignite interest in this election.

    Make no mistake about it… simply filling RBG’s seat will not be enough. Rs must hold either the WH OR THE SENATE long enough for a 6-3 court to affect REAL CHANGE and set precedents that will be followed henceforth.

    BECAUSE…

    Dems are now threatening to pack the court by adding 4 more seats (flipping it to a 7/6 liberal majority) if they can get a Dem POTUS and a Dem-controlled Senate.This adds EVEN MORE motivation for voter participation than previously thought possible.

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    • Mortimer says:

      Too messy to directly link to a long series of Tweets, so all you need to know is that it is NOT my work …. but very well constructed argument:

      REGARDING THE BS BIDEN RULE:

      1. Obama nominated Garland just months before an election and insisted the Repub held Senate confirm him despite the timing.

      2. Senate Democrats (in fact ALL Democrats) used every tactic at their disposal in an effort to get Garland confirmed.

      3. What do you think would have been the outcome IF the Dems were in control of the Senate back then? Yeah, the same thing Mitch wants to do now.

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      • poncedefreon says:

        Also Mortimer, Obama was a true lame-duck president; different situation with President Trump at this point.

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      • Yes, the Dems would MOST CERTAINLY try to confirm a Liberal Justice if the shoe was on the other foot.

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        • jebg46 says:

          Plus the demosocialists are threatening to abolish the filibuster. This will happen because they are drunk with power.

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          • After Harry Reid changed Senate rules to keep Rs from filibustering circuit court confirmations, it became quite clear they will do anything to achieve their gols. Republicans need to be equally determined.

            Since this is something that doesn’t escape the mental grasp of either Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski, it’s pretty clear that they place THEIR OWN re-election needs above those of the American citizenry.

            In what world can they honestly believe that they can “Do More Good” simply by remaining in office, than they can by “Doing The Right Thing” NOW, while they’re ALREADY IN office?

            Ans: Only in a world where their home States elect Dems who PRETEND to be GOPs

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    • WhiteBoard says:

      If you confirm a SCOTUS prior to the Election – you REMOVE IT FROM AN ISSUE
      … and completely DEFLATE the DEM PLAN to allegedly let RBG die within 45 days of the election

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    • Kroesus says:

      They would need a Dimm controlled CONGRESS. Article I of the US Constitution places the LEGISLATURE not the Senate to determining the male up of the Judiciary.

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  10. Cathy Phelps says:

    Amy Coney Barrett! Get it done!

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    • Alligtor Gar says:

      NO! As a Baptist, my voice is NOT heard on the court. It is full of Jews, Episcopals, and Catholics who HATE me for my beliefs. Put an Anabaptist on the court YESTERDAY!

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  11. cliff colby says:

    I was struck by the Elton John song. It was surreal to me. The genuine DJT reacted like a normal person. Godspeed RBG and bring on the new ACB era.

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  12. Broadsman says:

    I think this precludes Ted Cruz from being nominated. Having him vote for his own confirmation would be politically explosive.

    I’d be confident in his voting with the Constitution as written although he would be a terrrible showboat, I much prefer Justice Thomas solid logic and clear explanation as a style.

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    • Kittty-Kat says:

      Cruz has already declined to serve on the list as a choice.

      Imo he still has his eye on some day being president.

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      • betseyross says:

        Hopefully he has taken some lessons from our VSGDJT.

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      • Broadsman says:

        So you take politicians at their word?

        Even a conservative like Cruz will posture and pose in public but you know he’s calculating the odds ALL the TIME.

        So yes, right now he’s plotting for the grand prize, the presidency, but a Supreme Court Justice seems like a step up from senator and a safe move for a guy who barely defeated Beto of all people in Texas of all places.

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    • Kroesus says:

      If you want constitutional consideration Cruz cannot be the nominee, WIth a Canadian Mom and Dad, born in Canada Lil’ Teddy is not even a US citizen and illegally holds the office of US Senator.

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  13. John-Y128 says:

    Mr. President please listen to Joe Biden and ‘Do Your Job’, nominate a RBG replacement, were going to need a 9 member [conservative] SC to decide this November’s election.

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  14. DefenderOfTroyDonahue says:

    Even though Ruthie was a fellow Brooklynite . . . I never had the least bit of respect for her.

    She was a leftist political hack pretending to be a judge. She made NO contributions to the legal profession. All of the hagiographies about her legal brilliance are laughable. All of her decisions were predictable and political. Not the least bit of legal reasoning or any kind of enlightened thinking or persuasive writing. She was a pro-abortion, pro-socialist know-nothing.

    Today is Rosh Hashana . . . so I won’t write anytjing else.

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    • guidvce4 says:

      True dat. I could never understand how she could twist the Constitution around some of the issues before the SC. Same goes for the other liebrals on the bench. Most came up with straight political hackery for their opinions and decisions to support whatever the left wanted to do.
      Mr. President, nominate someone who will support the Constitution, as written, today(09/19/20). If it were me, I might’ve done it last nite as soon as I verified RBG was truly deceased. I’d want some verification from a trusted medical person first.
      Never can tell with the leftists, they seem to live forever.
      Just sayin’.

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    • Flova says:

      Defender

      Dead on. Pun intended.

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  15. racerxx says:

    Trump’s response is all class.

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  16. dawg says:

    Wow, there are so many ways to game this out, politically.

    It seems my initial hot-take reaction was the same as sundance’s….

    I didnt think Mitch would hold a vote before the election. And if he did, that it would be PT’s pick. So its a little surprising to me that McConnell came out so quickly to say he will have a vote on the floor on Trump’s pick.

    But I just cant help but be cynical about all this. The timing is suspect. Maybe RBG told her handlers “keep me alive as long as you need to, then let me go at the optimal time.” Her dying wish to be to thwart PT? ??? Maybe Im nuts.

    Anyway, one thought that I keep having is that regardless of anything, this development gives Mitch McConnell leverage. Leverage over PT and leverage over the Dems. RBGs death gave Mitch power, pure and simple.

    I dont know, Im just so skeptical of the Senate now, including Mitch McConnell and all the Rs (except maybe Hawley and Paul), that I cant help but instinctively think that this could all be another way to sabotage the election. And a way to throw the Senate. Forcing a vote on Trump’s true pick will provide the opportunity AND give R senators an excuse NOT to vote for them. Those Rs NOT voting for the nominee will increase the odds that they lose their reelection. And then we lose the Senate.

    Even if RBGs death was truly unexpected and this was not planned in any way, its not totally unreasonable to think that Mitch is colluding with the swamp, the Dems and all of PTs enemies to help put him in his favorite position which is, Senate Minority Leader under a Democrat president. Sundance has explained in great detail how and why this is his favored position.

    Thoughts?

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    • WRB says:

      RBGs death was truly unexpected

      It was expected, but the timing was not. As for getting a nomination through? It was a hellish process for Kavanaugh, and this one will be worse (if possible), so it is an easy and cynical prediction that the GOP will fail.

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      • Eileen McRae says:

        I am hoping that President Trump is receiving good outside legal advice as to what his options are. Perhaps he should do an end-run around the Senate as posited by KIRO 7 News. “An end-run – While Senate confirmation is required for a nominee to be appointed to the Supreme Court if the president wants to, he can make a temporary appointment to fill the vacancy without the Senate having anything to do with it or even being in session. If the Senate is on recess, the president can make something called a “recess appointment” – meaning he simply appoints someone to the vacant court seat. The person appointed would serve on the court until the end of the next Senate session. After that point, the person appointed must go through the formal process of being nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Potter Stewart was the last recess appointment to the Supreme Court made in 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.”

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        • Eileen McRae says:

          I just checked the constitutionality of a recess appointment and it states: “Thus, when the Senate is in recess, the President may make a temporary appointment to any office requiring Senate approval, including filling vacancies on the Supreme Court, without the Senate’s advice and consent.”

          I think this is President Trump’s best option!

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          • NC Patriot says:

            Mitch—-in four years has NEVER allowed the Senate to be in full recess. Remember that!

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            • jebg46 says:

              It is despicable that not one senator voted for a recess which means they are all complicit in the continuing coup to take out President Trump. Some are even more than complicit, they are colluding in a seditionist act and should be outed right after the election. Then they can be prosecuted and forced to resign. That way there would be some special elections where a true MAGA candidate can run against the swamp creatures.

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            • Eileen McRae says:

              There is always a first time for everything. Perhaps he will do a temporary recess long enough for Trump to make the appointment. In doing so, Mitch and the Republicans would be off the “hot seat”. Then when Trump wins and the Senate retains the Senate and regains the House, that appointment can go through the confirmation process with the Senate.

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        • furtive says:

          So far, the advice he has received including nominating cia coverup General Bill barr aka “Robert Johnson” has been either from neophytes or swamp colluded.
          Trump won on his own terms & his intuition is better that any president in history.
          I would take a quiet meeting with Bannon & Kellyanne in the middle of the night.
          and only then, take their suggestions under advisement.

          My dad at age 96.5 (who lived to see trump win & keep his promises, &) who reminds me a lot a fearless trump told us kids as soon as we were able to critical think,
          “How did I ever get this far without you?”

          That is a Trumpism dedicated to the Swamp, past, present and future.

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    • Pineo Man says:

      McConnell will play everyone along – tell POTUS to send that nominee to the Senate where it will be voted down immediatel — effectively killing the nominee’s chances of becoming a SCJ. Mitch is an evil man.

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  17. Merkin Muffley says:

    The integrity of this election certification depends on a new justice being approved to rule on it.

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  18. Hardnox says:

    President Trump’s reaction was extremely classy.

    We’ll find out very soon if McConnell has the stones to do as he’s promised. I’m not holding my breath.

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    • A Fortified City says:

      I’m thinking Mitch is gonna wanna look as favorable as he can at this time. Strategy dictates that he supports Trump this time around. Mitch is gonna need Trump’s support this gem way to get it.

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  19. Phil McCoxwell says:

    Uh, let the voters decide? You mean, us unwashed idiots who are too stupid to make our own decisions to wear a mask, open our businesses back up, to earn a living vs starving our family over a fake pandemic? Now you want our collective wisdom to make a decision? Which is it? Are we too damned dumb to run our own lives or so full of wisdom that we are needed to make such a monumental decision as filling a Supreme Court vacancy? I have that answer. We have already decided. We voted for Trump knowing full well he would have the authority to name replacements. Furthermore, we gave him a senate to confirm his selection. So, suck on that communists.

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    • WRB says:

      let the voters decide?

      Let’s see:
      (1) elect a President; check (done in 2016)
      (2) elect a Senate; check (done in 2018)

      I think all the boxes have been ticked. Time to get to work and put a new Justice on the Supreme Court.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      If RBG ‘s last words were not asking for forgiveness than she deserves to rot in hell.

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  20. Puzzled says:

    Blasey Ford is coming out of retirement. She’s been taking vocal lessons.

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  21. JMC says:

    1) Ginsberg’s “Dying Wish” was to put off the appointment? No video of it? No audio? Then it didn’t happen.
    2) If it did, Ginsburg’s dying act was to interfere in a Presidential Election. Unacceptable.
    3) The Kavanaugh outrage: What the Dems did was inexcusable. Where was Ruthie then? Sorry, it’s our turn.

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    • guidvce4 says:

      If #1 and #2 actually happened, then it just summed up her total life’s work on the SC. That would be her interferring with the dictates of the Constitution with her dying breath.
      It didn’t happen. She was probably a bit concerned with the figure standing before her in the long hooded robe and a scyth in its hand.
      Just sayin’.

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    • TwoLaine says:

      It means nothing regardless. The “elite” do not get to pick their successors, nor do they get to choose the timing of the pick of those successors.

      NO ONE CARES.

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      • jebg46 says:

        RBGingsberg should have officially resigned to give US citizens the time needed to seat a new Justice before the demosocialists’ plan for absolute election chaos and violence. Her true integrity has been revealed in her lack of action for the good of the nation instead her ego got in the way.

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    • Big Jake says:

      Murkowski has other ideas. Soon to be followed by Grassley, Mittens, and Collins.

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  22. MfM says:

    Trump is no dummy. He’s known for years that this was going to happen. He’s been prepared for it. He paused, confirmed that it had happened and then paused again before he spoke.

    What he said was decent and reasonable, I expect nothing less.

    The more telling to me is during the debates four years ago with Ben Carson. When Carson didn’t hear his name, because the applause for the previous candidate covered it up. Trump waited with him until it got straightened out. Totally classy and caring. I’ve shown that video many times when people denigrate Trump for being crass and uncaring.

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    • dasantacroce says:

      Totally agree! It’s telling that when the cameras were off Trump truly stood with the forgotten man. I’ve never doubted his courage.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      That was in February of 2016 and yes it showed the president’s compassion as a person; which the crooked media totally ignored and indeed they recently distort & twist everything he does to make him seem like “Trump has no empathy.” That is perhaps one of heir biggest lies. The media is the enemy.

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  23. jimboct says:

    Mr President,
    There is no compromise with the left. Nominate the best man or woman for the job and keep the pressure on the senate to do its job.
    Those are my feelings. I trust in your judgement.

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  24. Kaco says:

    A replacement better happen and Mitch better get it done or we’re in for a world of hurt post election..

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  25. chefabay says:

    Pure Class.

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  26. gz9gjg says:

    Question: What would the Dems do?
    Answer: Nominate a replacement immediately and drive for confirmation ASAP.
    That’s what the Republicans should do, too!

    Liked by 1 person

  27. FelineFine says:

    I find it difficult to believe that NO ONE in PDJT’s team approached him once he left the stage and informed him of her death.

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  28. Man_in_PA says:

    Kind words for a supreme court justice who badmouthed him.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      She was out of line back in 2016 when she endorsed Mrs. Clinton and bad mouthed Donald Trump. A supreme court justice speaking out in favor of a presidential candidate was unprecedented in modern times but she got away with it. The Chief Justice did not publicly reprimand her and the crooked Press praised her. May the president take his time setting forth a replacement nominee and let the democrats and their lapdog media howl at the moon for a few weeks. He can announce the next justice on the day after the election.

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    • A Fortified City says:

      Trust me Trump will have more to say about Ruth later when time is right and will be correct

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  29. Mark says:

    Trump is a class act. In looking for a replacement I suspect that his recent updating of the SCOTUS list is a tell. It is also curious that he has so many senators on the list. I would suspect that it would be hard for mugwumps (a person who sits with his mug on one side of the fence and his wump on the other) such as the Utah senator to ignore a vote if it was a friend and colleague

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  30. Pineo Man says:

    McConnell is a snake. He’ll be a cheerleader for a nominee, tell POTUS he has the votes. If POTUS buys in, Mitch will run the nominee for a vote and it will not pass.Thhat nominee will be dead. Mitch is abiout to set-up POTUS – beware PDJT!!

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  31. Big Jake says:

    It’s too bad Trump’s detractors don’t have a fraction of the class he shows them in moments like this.

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  32. A Call for Honesty says:

    President Trump often says kind but undeserved things to the face of people who are being polite to him. When negotiating this helps keep the discussions going. However, when someone stabs him in the back, he swings around and hits them with a one two punch. Cowardly politicians find this humiliating and embarrassing.

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  33. Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick says:

    And in my conspiracy universe, the one that where we thought the Notorious RBG has been MIA for a long time, etc, I observe the rolling out of the newly thawed is used as cover for a big old reveal by the White Hats. Hoping still for those indictments, Mr Barr. Justice delayed is Justice Denied.

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  34. MJJ says:

    Democratic Candidate Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was quoted, “I think the fastest justice ever confirmed was 47 days, and the average is closer to 70 days, and so we should do this with full consideration, and that is my hope and expectation of what will happen.”

    However, that was not fully accurate since Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt Nominated Justice Hugo Black, on 12 August 1937 to 17 August 1937 by a 63-16 Senate Vote in just 5 days. As well as, William Douglas, Nominated 20 March 1939 and Confirmed 4 April 1939 in 16 Days by a Vote of 62-4.

    Additionally, William O. Douglas was the longest serving Justice for 36 years, 7 months, and 8 days from 1939 to 1975. Which Associate Justice served the shortest Term

    President Truman Nominated on 12 September 1949 Sherman Minton, 48-16 Vote Confirmed Minton on 4 October 1949 in just 20 days.

    President John F. Kennedy nominated Justice Byron White on 3 April 1962 and Confirmed 11 April 1962 in 9 Days. As well as, Arthur Goldberg, on 31 August 1962 and Confirmed in just 26 Days on 25 September 1962.

    Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the First Female Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan, 19 August 1981 and Confirmed 21 September 1981 by a Vote of 99-0 in just 34 Days. Justice Ginsberg herself was Nominated and Confirmed in 43 Days from 22 June 1993 to 3 August 1993.
    Source:
    https://www.senate.gov/legislative/nominations/SupremeCourtNominations1789present.htm

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Yep once nominee is announced move forward, don’t need week of delays and
      allow the minority party to pull their childish, unprofessional. (Yes I mean you Kamala Harris) “Point of order, point of order” bs circus again.

      Dems should thank Harry Reid for minimizing the Senate vote back to just a simple majority.

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  35. DefenderOfTroyDonahue says:

    Don’t worry, folks . . . we’re sure to win in the Senate . . . absolutely CERTAIN.

    Just put Fightin’ Roy Blunt in charge . . . and watch the demonrats cower in fear!

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  36. CET says:

    It would not be an altogether bad outcome to appoint a white, conservative suburban type woman next week to let the white, conservative type suburban women see how Schumer and Co. treat her.

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  37. Mary says:

    Maybe President Trump needs to immediately fire Wray and put an interim FBI director that would do his job. Also, crank out some indictments already and keep them so outraged their head’s will blow up! They will be fighting on so many fronts, they won’t know what hit them. For bonus points, perhaps this will effect some of these ancient congress critters health and make them retire already!

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  38. B Woodward says:

    President Trump again proves that he has 10 times more civility and grace than all of the liberal democrats combined.

    Liked by 5 people

  39. Hans says:

    The squeeze…

    Murkowski…is behind in the polls.. a no vote on SC judge would kill her..
    Collins … is behind in Maine… a no vote would kill her also

    Mitt can play all he wants.. a no vote would kill him as a Republican

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  40. herebouts says:

    President Trump’s reaction was a class act on his part.

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  41. minnesotamike55 says:

    Trumps response was so honest and moving it should included in as many campaign ads as possible. It was a “perfect” response for these times.

    As CET says, a woman would go a long way in helping get the female vote and it would be most a appropriate appointment. Keep in mind folks, the left will have a hard time personally destroying a woman or black nominee. Is anyone on the list that checks both those boxes?

    The left will go all out using process to try to stop an appointment because any rioting or evil or personal destruction will only harm their chances of taking the senate and white house. They know this and we know this. The vile reaction of the left against RBG shows they know they’ve already lost and may likely go off the cliff. After all, if they know they’ve lost and have no chance, they may decide to go nuclear because they have nothing to lose. You know how sore losers can try to take everything down with them. Be prepared.

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  42. Bird Watcher says:

    The difference between the M Garland vote for SC and this administration’s vote is that Obummer was not an incumbent, and PDJT is. For Garland, there would be a new incoming administration no matter what. PDJT is the incumbent and still has a chance to continue his administration for another 4 years. So preventing him from going forward with his chosen SC justice interferes with his potential continuing administration…..(exactly what the dimms have been doing for the last 3.5 year), but is a somewhat different type of argument in favor of POTUS going forward with his choice.

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  43. CMDCMRET says:

    Amul Thapar. Impressive man.

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  44. Donzo says:

    Why PDT has to find out from the press about RBG’s passing shows a lack of timely briefing on his staff’s part.

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    • Jason Ross says:

      Or a convincing act on his part.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Why run up to the president and tell him? Once he left the podium he did his usual slow walk away as he enjoys waving to the crowd. Am sure they had planned a complete briefing once he got aboard Air Force One. It was just a couple of minutes after leaving the stage that security allowed some dopey journalist to approach the president.
      The media is the enemy of the people.

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  45. technoaesthete says:

    Mary, you are mistaken about the Catholic Church. The Pope is God’s vicar, not figurehead; he doesn’t have the power to change the Bible and he is only infallible on matters of faith or morals.

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  46. ip siscr says:

    It was said here earlier but bears repeating, we should pray for God’s mercy for Justice Ginsburg. We are all dead in sin without Our Lord’s mercy.

    St. Paul Romans 10 6But the justice which is of faith, speaketh thus: Say not in thy heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? that is, to bring Christ down; 7Or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.

    But as for her record in office, fire and keep firing the well aimed big gun salvos ! Her “justice” was partial, for those who managed to get born, and her feminism likewise. An anti-constitutional Wilsonian progressive. Not an American.

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  47. Jorizabeth says:

    Class. Pure class!

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