Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisAre supply chain disruptions the beginning of the end of globalization? Harris to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia Harris to highlight drought, climate change in Nevada trip MORE (D-Calif.), the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, visited the Supreme Court Saturday following the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCouric defends editing of RBG interview Biden's Supreme Court commission ends not with a bang but a whimper The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE.
“Justice Ginsburg was a titan—a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages,” she tweeted with a picture of her and her husband, Doug Emhoff, standing in front of the court. “The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court—for their health, for their families, and for their rights.”
Justice Ginsburg was a titan—a relentless defender of justice and a legal mind for the ages.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 19, 2020
The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher. Millions of Americans are counting on us to win and protect the Supreme Court—for their health, for their families, and for their rights. pic.twitter.com/RjlQ6ZwPET
The visit came after Ginsburg died Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer at the age of 87. Just the second woman to be nominated to the high court, she served on the Supreme Court for over 27 years.
Ginsburg’s death is sparking a fierce partisan battle over her replacement, with Democrats saying a potential nominee should not be confirmed before the 2021 inauguration after the GOP blocked then-President Obama’s nominee to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat in 2016, the last presidential election year.
“Let me be clear, that the voters should pick the president and the president should pick the justice for the Senate to consider,” Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE said Friday.
Both President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates McConnell: GOP should focus on future, not 'rehash' 2020 Hoyer: Democrats 'committed' to Oct. 31 timeline for Biden's agenda MORE (R-Ky.) have committed to pushing forward a nominee “without delay.”
.@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices. We have this obligation, without delay!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2020
Beyond her role as the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee, Harris also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, meaning she’ll play a high-profile role in the confirmation process of Trump’s nominee.