A new advertisement uses Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s own words in 2016 to grant President Trump the authority to nominee her replacement—even during an election year.
The ad features Ginsburg who, in 2016, said a U.S. president is elected to serve four-year terms and has his same authority in year four as he did in year three.
“How do you respect Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Remember her wise words on Supreme Court nominees in an election year,” the ad starts.
“The President is elected for four years, not three years. So the power he has in Year 3 continues into Year 4,” she adds.
The ad also features former President Obama and Hillary Clinton advocating for the president’s authority to nominate a replacement.
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BizPac Review reports the ad is being aired as President Trump is expected to nominate Illinois federal judge Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday.
Several liberal lawmakers are still urging him to wait until after the election and have threatened retaliation should he proceed in naming a replacement.
The report adds:
Democrats have threatened more protests and riots if the GOP-controlled Senate moves to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee this year.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told her millions of social media followers that they should get “radicalized” and take their fight to “the streets” to block Trump from filling the SCOTUS seat.
“Let this moment radicalize you,” Ocasio-Cortez urged her followers. “We can, and must, fight. It will require each and every one of us, from the streets to the Senate. If Mitch McConnell is not going to honor RBG’s final wish, we will.”