(PatrioticPost.com)- The daughter of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed this week that the legendary left-wing judge decided not to retire during the Obama administration in the hope that Hillary Clinton would be elected in 2016. Jane Ginsburg told the New York Times this week that her mother believed that Clinton would win the election and wanted the first female president to “name her successor.”
“I think that Mother, like many others, expected that Hillary Clinton would win the nomination and the presidency, and she wanted the first female president to name her successor,” she told the left-wing newspaper.
Ginsburg, who will likely go down as one of the most progressive and left-wing judges on the Supreme Court in American history, passed away on Friday at the age of 87. She lost a battle with pancreatic cancer that she had been fighting for several years.
Since her death, Democrats have argued that President Donald Trump should hold off on nominating a replacement. Jane Ginsburg told the press that her mother’s dying wish was not to be replaced “until a new president is installed,” and some of the most radical Democrats in Congress used it as a stick to beat President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Mitch McConnell: “This is a man who does not care about a dying woman’s final wish.” pic.twitter.com/rISUJRsa5D
— The Hill (@thehill) September 19, 2020
“This is a man who does not care about a dying woman’s final wish,” Ocasio-Cortez said about McConnell as if Ginsburg’s final wish overrides the Constitution.
Back in 2014, Ginsburg told Elle Magazine that she didn’t retire from the court during his administration partly because she didn’t believe he wouldn’t be able to “successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court.” It wasn’t a judgement of Obama’s ability to find a suitable left-wing judge, but a result of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Obama would have needed 60 votes for confirmation and the Republicans would not have supported a replacement that Ginsburg would have also supported.
President Donald Trump is set to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Saturday. Republicans currently have the numbers to pass a suitable nominee, with notoriously anti-Trump Senator Mitt Romney confirming that he would vote for a nominee “based upon their qualifications.”