President Trump theorized that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish was made up by Democrats for political gain.
Trump, during a Monday morning interview on Fox & Friends, claimed that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, or House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff faked the late Supreme Court justice’s deathbed wish, which was that she “will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff, and Schumer and Pelosi?” Trump responded. “I would be more inclined to the second, OK? … That sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or shifty Schiff. So that came out of the wind. Let’s see, I mean, maybe she did and maybe she didn’t.”
“Look, the bottom line is we won the election,” he continued. “We have an obligation to do what’s right and act as quickly as possible. We should act quickly because we’re going to have probably election things involved here, you know, because of the fake ballots that they’ll be sending out.”
Ginsburg, who had served on the court since 1993, died on Friday at the age of 87.
Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine have already signaled that they would not support Trump’s nominee given the proximity to the election. Another Republican to watch for is Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who has not yet indicated if he will support a Supreme Court nominee with the election less than seven weeks away.
There are 53 Republicans in the Senate, and Vice President Mike Pence has the power to break a tied vote, meaning four Republicans would need to not support the nomination for it to fail.
Source: Washington Examiner : Trump speculates Ginsburg’s dying wish was faked by Pelosi and Schumer