According to the crowd at President Trumps North Carolina rally, The appointment of a new, conservative, justice, is a top priority among conservative voters. Crowds chanted “Fill that seat!” as the president spoke at Fayetteville Regional Airport about who might replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Trump has made his decision clear, “It will be a woman — a very talented, very brilliant woman,” “I think it should be a woman. I actually like women much more than I like men.” The president added that an announcement on the vacancy could come as early as next week.
Trump: "We're going to fill the seat."
Crowd chants "fill that seat!"
Trump: "I love that chant… there's a lot of genius in those chants." pic.twitter.com/jWJ0i5HQuo
— The Hill (@thehill) September 20, 2020
Vice President Joe Biden took an opposite view, “Voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider,”. The truth of the matter is, however, that there have been twenty-nine times a sitting President has nominated a new justice on an election year. Republicans and conservatives feel that nothing should change in 2020.
AOC says Ginsburg’s death should ‘radicalize’ dems
“There’s no going back to brunch,” “Our democracy is at a faint heartbeat; it was broken even before Trump. But so long as we can save lives, I believe we have an obligation to do so as we build a new world,”
We owe the Left nothing.
Nominate a new Justice on Monday, Mr. President.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 19, 2020
AOC acknowledged that Ginsburg’s seat is most likely going to be filled by a conservative republican before the election. She went on to tell her 8 million followers that democracy is at stake in the coming elections. Some people were quick to point out that democracy was already at stake with the vast mail-in voting proposed by Democrat states.
Here’s what we’re NOT gonna do: give up.
We don’t give up when people need us most. That’s not who we are.
Our democracy is at a faint heartbeat; it was broken even before Trump. But so long as we can save lives, I believe we have an obligation to do so as we build a new world. pic.twitter.com/QBGqflpihC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 19, 2020
Cortez also added some comments about Joe Biden: Voting for Joe Biden is not about whether you agree with him,” she said into the camera. “It’s a vote to let our democracy live another day.”
Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky home targeted
At least one protester was arrested outside of the Majority leaders home on Saturday after a crowd of about 100 people gathered. The senate majority leader plays a key role in determining whether a nominee appointed by President Trump will be chosen before election day.
One woman has been arrested at the CVS one block from McConnell’s house. She parked at the CVS, but was not a customer, and police told her they would tow her car. She tried to buy something and then move her car, but police didn’t allow that.
Here’s an officer: pic.twitter.com/LfDHy6gIeE
— Hayes Gardner (@HayesGardner) September 19, 2020
The arrest lead to the crowd to start chanting, and one member of the crowd kicked a glass door and damaged it, a local newspaper reported. Other protesters agreed to move vehicles that were blocking traffic on a nearby street, following a police request.