(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- Texas Senator Ted Crux blocked an amendment to a Senate resolution this week that contained an insane reference to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish. The amendment was put forward by far-left Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and made reference to Ginsburg’s final dying wish of only being replaced after a new president replaces Donald Trump.
The narrative that the nomination of a new Supreme Court justice should be delayed because Ruth Bader Ginsburg told her granddaughter as she was dying that it was her wish is being pushed heavily by Democrats.
Far-left New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for ignoring RBG’s dying wish.
The dying wish and personal desires of Supreme Court judges do not, however, change how judges are nominated and appointed to the court. It is the job of the incumbent president to nominate a judge, and it is the job of the Senate to approve or deny that nomination.
On the Senate floor, Schumer complained that Republicans had come forward with a ceremonial resolution which acknowledged the death of the legendary left-wing judge.
“Republicans came to us with this resolution, but it ignored Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish – what she called her ‘most fervent wish’ – that she not be replaced until a new president is installed,” he complained. “So we simply have added it to the exact same text of the resolution that the Republicans gave us.”
Fervent or not, the wish doesn’t change anything.
In response to Schumer, Cruz slammed the Democrats for turning a bipartisan resolution into a partisan resolution.
“Specifically, the Democratic leader wants to add a statement that Justice Ginsburg’s position should not be filled until a new president is installed, purportedly based on a comment Justice Ginsburg made to family members shortly before she passed,” he said.
Cruz reminded that the Democrats that this isn’t how it works, and that, under the Constitution, “members of the judiciary do not appoint their own successors.”
The Texas senator went even further and exposed the hypocrisy of the Democrats, suggesting that a statement should be added to the resolution which acknowledged Ginsburg’s very public opposition to packing the courts.
Biden definitely wants to pack the courts, which is why he won’t answer a simple question. pic.twitter.com/HPrWwnfVgl
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 22, 2020
It’s a touchy subject as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently refused to even answer the question of whether he would pack the courts, which means appointing more judges to ensure that any far-left policy measure put forward by the Democrats could pass.