This is breaking news, just now being reported. The Supreme Court has announced the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 87, of metastatic pancreatic cancer.
The news broke across social media, from Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs and Fox’s Bret Baier, among others. (Updates will be at end of post.)
BREAKING: JUSTICE GINSBURG HAS DIED, U.S. SUPREME COURT SAYS
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 18, 2020
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) September 18, 2020
So far there are no further details but this post will be rapidly updated.
CNN and the AP also confirmed the story.
This is a breaking news story (with enormous implications for the country) and will be updated as information becomes available.
NPR reports that Ginsburg gave a final statement via her granddaughter.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Oh boy. That will only make what was already going to be a political frenzy into even more of one.
From Lisa Boothe.
Given what the Left did to Kavanaugh, things are about to get really really ugly. I wish we could go back to a time when people weren’t completely demonic about politics.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) September 18, 2020
Things very much are going to be very much ugly. There is no doubt about that at all.
Chuck didn’t waste any time.
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.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 18, 2020
He’s quote Mitch McConnell’s statement from back when Scalia passed away. Already starting the gamesmanship.
More on that here.
Flags lowered at White House.
The White House flag has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
— Ben Williamson (@_WilliamsonBen) September 19, 2020
That’s an official White House account, for the record.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 19, 2020
Lotta folks out there to mourn in front of the Supreme Court. Let’s hope that doesn’t turn into something worse.