•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Conservative ads use Ginsburg’s words to argue for replacing her quickly

14:45  25 september  2020
14:45  25 september  2020 Source:   politico.com

McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait

  McConnell vows quick vote on next justice; Biden says wait WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the crucial high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates. Democratic nominee Joe Biden vigorously disagreed, declaring that "voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice to consider.” require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); McConnell, who sets the calendar in the U.S.

A leading conservative political group is using Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words to contradict her dying wish in a new ad campaign.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sitting in a chair talking on the phone: The commercial, part of a vigorous Republican effort to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor, is designed to undercut the Supreme Court justice's deathbed request that her seat not to be filled until the next president is installed. © Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The commercial, part of a vigorous Republican effort to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor, is designed to undercut the Supreme Court justice's deathbed request that her seat not to be filled until the next president is installed.

The nonprofit 45Committee is set to launch a TV ad blitz Friday, the day the late Supreme Court justice is to lie in state in the Capitol, including a clip of Ginsburg saying in 2016 that then-President Barack Obama should be allowed to nominate a justice despite being in the last year of his term. The commercial, part of a vigorous Republican effort to confirm Ginsburg’s successor, is designed to undercut Ginsburg’s deathbed request that her seat not to be filled until the next president is installed.

Biden Says U.S. Should Vote Before Ginsburg Is Replaced But Trump Set to Name Candidate

  Biden Says U.S. Should Vote Before Ginsburg Is Replaced But Trump Set to Name Candidate The Democratic presidential contender said Ginsburg's replacement should take place after the November election.Speaking at the airport in New Castle, Delaware after he flew back from a campaign trip to Minnesota, the former vice president paid tribute to the Supreme Court justice who died aged 87.

“How do you respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg?” the ad asks. “Remember her wise words on Supreme Court nominees in an election year.”

The spot then cuts to Ginsburg saying, “The president is elected for four years, not three years.”

“So the power he has in year three continues into year four,” she adds.

The ad is part of a broader Republican TV campaign that will intensify after President Donald Trump unveils his nominee for the court on Saturday. Several conservative groups, including the Judicial Action Network and Club for Growth, have pledged to spend millions of dollars promoting Trump’s pick. Republican strategists estimate that they may invest up to $35 million.

Amazing behind-the-scene movie facts that you've never heard of before

  Amazing behind-the-scene movie facts that you've never heard of before What happens on a movie set is supposed to stay on the movie set - but that's not always the case.

Democrats have also announced plans to spend millions in opposition to the nominee. The air war is accelerating just ahead of next week’s presidential debate, where the Supreme Court is expected to be a topic of discussion.

The 45Committee’s super PAC arm, Future45, will also begin airing a commercial highlighting remarks Joe Biden made as vice president in 2016, imploring the Republican-controlled Senate to give an up-or-down vote to Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

Future45 was one of Trump’s biggest outside backers during the 2016 election. The group received the vast majority of his funding from Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam. Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade, was also a major giver to the group.

The two groups are poised to spend seven figures to air the commercials nationally, organizers say. The spots will run for at least a week.

Brian Baker, 45Committee’s president, said in a statement: “Liberal groups are slamming the Senate with disinformation over the Supreme Court. For this debate, the two most authoritative sources are Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Vice President Joe Biden, who both recently endorsed President Trump’s authority to nominate a Justice at this time and urged the U.S. Senate to consider his nominee.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state: 8 other strides she made for women .
Did you know women couldn't open a bank account without a man before RBG? Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed these 8 things for women.Trump draws criticism for refusing to commit to peaceful transfer of power

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 0
This is interesting!