Tell the Senate: No vote on RBG’s replacement until 2021
The petition to the Senate reads:
"Follow the precedent Mitch McConnell set in 2016. Do not vote on RBG’s replacement until 2021."
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just passed away at the age of 87. We’re devastated – and forever in gratitude for her lifetime of contributions.
Earlier this week, Ginsburg told her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
But Mitch McConnell has already released a statement saying Trump's nominee will receive a vote in the United States Senate.
Sign the emergency petition urging Senate Republicans to honor RBG’s wish not to vote on her replacement until 2021.
In February 2016, when Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, Pres. Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell then set a new standard for the confirmation of Supreme Court Justices in an election year – refusing to hold a vote for more than nine months, until Obama was out of office!
“The next Supreme Court justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the court and our country for a generation, and the American people deserve a voice in such a momentous decision,” McConnell wrote at the time.
But in 2019, when asked by a reporter what he’d do if a Supreme Court Justice died in 2020 with Trump in office, McConnell replied: "Oh, we’d fill it."
Republican Senators like Lisa Murkowski are already standing up to McConnell, indicating that they won’t help rubber stamp Trump’s attempt to take over the Supreme Court.
Add your name to the emergency petition now demanding that other Senate Republicans follow the standard Mitch McConnell set in 2016 and allow the American people to have a say in the next Supreme Court nominee.
Tell Senate Republicans: No Supreme Court confirmation votes until 2021.