Dozens of demonstrations took place all over the country to try and sway public opinion against the Republican Party. All of this is no doubt organized, at least partially, by Antifa agitators. For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a statement saying that he intends to hold a vote on whomever Trump nominates to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice. (Related: Likely TIMELINE of events to take place from Sep. 20 to Jan. 20, covering vaccines, SCOTUS, Election Day, markets, terrorism and insurrection.)
Two different groups of demonstrators went both to McConnell's home in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as to his office in nearby Lexington.
On Friday afternoon, just after McConnell released his statement regarding the potential nomination of a new justice, a group of more than one hundred demonstrators lined the streets outside the senator's home in the Belknap neighborhood of Louisville. They chanted and sang and urged passing drivers to honk and wave at them to show their support. The demonstration ended as quickly as it appeared, and one person was arrested for disorderly conduct and a parking violation.
In Lexington, around 70 miles to the east of Louisville, a group known as the Poor People's Campaign staged a caravan demonstration outside of McConnell's office. The group said this was their sixth “Moral Monday March on McConnell,” a series of protests against the senate majority leader. The caravan was already planned, but the group decided to reorient their focus in light of Ginsburg's passing.
Around 20 to 30 cars made several loops around the office park where McConnell's office is located, honking their horns and displaying signs urging the senator against voting on a new justice.
McConnell isn't alone in experiencing the anger of the left. At around 7 a.m. on Monday morning, dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the Washington, D.C. home of Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who will be responsible for reviewing the credentials of the potential candidate. Graham has already shown that he is willing to hold a swift vote to confirm Ginsburg's replacement.
A lot of the demonstrators brought musical instruments such as drums and were chanting very loudly. The main organizers of the protest held banners that said “We can't sleep so neither should Lindsey” and “We are wide awake.”
Many prominent leftists have expressed their opinions regarding recent events. Reza Aslan, a former host of CNN who last year called for the “eradication” of Trump supporters, warned that McConnell will only be able to fill Ginsburg's seat “over our dead bodies – literally.”
Katie Herzog, a liberal podcaster, tweeted death threats at McConnell, saying that she hoped he would have a stroke. When confronted, she doubled down on her death threat. “I don't want him to die. I just want him to be brain dead.”
Actress and activist Jane Fonda urged liberals to begin organizing against the Republican Senate. “We have to rise up and not allow them to do it,” she said, referring to the filling of Ginsburg's seat.
Beau Willimon, president of the Writers Guild of America, East, threatened to go on strike if someone is appointed before the election, tweeting to his 162,000 followers that he is going to “shut this country down” if that happens.
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Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine have already bowed down and surrendered to the demands of the violent mob. Both senators have stated that they do not support voting on a nominee to replace Ginsburg before the election.
Collins, a moderate Republican who is currently fighting a difficult reelection campaign, said that she would have no problem with the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning the review process. However, given the proximity of the election, she said that she does not believe voting on the nominee would be “fair,” as the American people need to be given a say in the matter.
On Sunday, Murkowski, who isn't up for reelection until 2022, joined Collins.
“For weeks I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election. Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed… I did not support takin gup a nomination eight months before the 2016 election to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Justice Scalia. We are now even closer to the 2020 election – less than two months out – and I believe the same standard must apply.”
While the dissent of two senators is troubling for McConnell, Democrats still need to convince at least two others to break with the Republican ranks in order to gain a majority against McConnell. This is very unlikely, given that most Senate Republicans have already publicly backed a vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
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