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Politics Tucker: ‘Pathetic’ if RBG’s Dying Wish Was to Be Replaced by Next President

05:31  22 september  2020
05:31  22 september  2020 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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“We wouldn’t wish final words that small on anyone so we ’ re going to again choose to believe that Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t actually say that,” Carlson 3 election, the president floated a conspiracy theory that Washington Democrats were actually behind RBG ’ s dying wish . “I don’t know if she said

The " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by commenting on reports that Ginsburg' s final wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, a sentiment he described as " pathetic " if true. "Keep in mind, we don't know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s final words were

Fox News host Tucker Carlson may have reached a new low Monday night, calling the statement that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dictated just before her death “pathetic,” adding that he chose not to “believe for a second” that she said it.

Tucker Carlson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg are posing for a picture: Fox News © Provided by The Daily Beast Fox News

Following the death of the iconic liberal judge, NPR reported that Ginsburg had her granddaughter Clara Spera take down a note in her final days: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

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The " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by commenting on reports that Ginsburg' s final wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, a sentiment he described as " pathetic " if true. "Keep in mind, we don't know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s final words were

The " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by commenting on reports that Ginsburg' s final wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, a sentiment he described as " pathetic " if true. "Keep in mind, we don't know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s final words were

Amid the rush by Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump to ignore Ginsburg’s request and nominate and confirm a new justice before the Nov. 3 election, the president floated a conspiracy theory that Washington Democrats were actually behind RBG’s dying wish.

“I don’t know if she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff or Schumer and Pelosi,” Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday. “I would be more inclined to the second. That came out of the wind, it sounds so beautiful, but that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe Pelosi or Shifty Schiff. That came out of the wind.”

Carlson not only doubled down on the president’s comments on Monday night but also made sure to add further insult.

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The " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by commenting on reports that Ginsburg' s final wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, a sentiment he described as " pathetic " if true. "Keep in mind, we don't know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s final words were

The " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host opened his show by commenting on reports that Ginsburg' s final wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, a sentiment he described as " pathetic " if true. "Keep in mind, we don't know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s final words were

The Fox News star, who said on Friday night that he was “going to choose not to believe” Ginsburg made that statement, began Monday night’s show by mocking progressives’ reaction to her death.

“They told us that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death was more than sad,” Carlson sneered. “They said it was a national crisis that imperiled this country’s freedoms. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, they told us, single-handedly kept America from descending into fascism and tyranny. Now that she’s gone, only her words can keep us safe.”

“She was not God,” he added. “Yet according to the left, Ginsburg was all we had. We must obey her dying words as if they were a religious text. Her final wish supersedes our founding documents.”

After playing clips of liberals and Democrats calling on the Senate to heed Ginsburg’s final wish, Carlson again sowed doubt over whether the late judge actually dictated those words.

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TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last Friday, of cancer. SCHUMER: She said, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced by a new until a new president is Reza Aslan, a longtime CNN contributor, wrote this in the hours after RBG died .

“Trump is right to show respect for RBG ,” Matthews tweeted Monday morning, after President Donald Trump went on Fox & Friends and baselessly claimed that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg' s dying wish was some sort of Tucker : ‘ Pathetic ’ if RBG ’ s Dying Wish Was to Be Replaced by Next President .

“We don’t really know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final words were,” he declared. “Did she really leave this world fretting about a presidential election? We don’t believe that for a second.”

(It should be noted, again, that these weren’t her final words, but a statement dictated days before her death.)

“It were true, it would be pathetic because life is bigger than politics, even this year,” the conservative firebrand continued. “We wouldn’t wish final words that small on anyone so we’re going to again choose to believe that Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t actually say that, that in real life she was thinking at the end about her family and where she might be going next. Human concerns, not partisan ones.”

Carlson smearing a deceased progressive icon just days after her death would be shocking if it weren’t par for the course for the far-right Fox News host. Just months ago, Carlson launched a campaign questioning the patriotism of Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost her legs fighting in the Iraq War. Besides calling Duckworth “a deeply silly and unimpressive person,” he labeled the Purple Heart recipient a “coward.”

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police said yesterday that the letter apparently was sent from Canada. NBC reported that several other letters containing ricin also were intercepted, including one to a Texas prison and one to a sheriff’ s office. The FBI and Secret Service were said to be investigating the letter

President Trump routinely passes along false and misleading information that has been circulating online. On Monday, he appeared to be the one starting it. “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Justice Ginsburg said, according to NPR, which reported

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Tucker Carlson joined Trump in questioning whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish is real, and called it 'pathetic' .
"If it were true, it would be pathetic because life is bigger than politics, even this year," said Carlson on his Monday night Fox News show.Ginsburg's granddaughter, Clara Spera, had transcribed the justice's dying wish, reported NPR's legal correspondent Nina Totenberg, a friend of the Supreme Court justice.

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