The battle over the Supreme Court seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in full swing, with the president and his supporters in Congress reversing all of their positions from 2016 when Barack Obama was the president and the left once again undercut. On Monday night, Tucker Carlson weighed in on some of the debate with some comments about the left’s conversation about one of the most beloved Supreme Court justices and that justice’s dying wish that her successor be chosen after the 2020 elections. He really, really shouldn’t have.
Republicans secure numbers to move forward with voting on President Trump's candidate to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Fridayhttps://t.co/7M0HD6q6bE
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) September 22, 2020
As Carlson is prone to doing, he conflated the argument of the left as if anyone is saying that the Constitution is irrelevant. After all, the president has the constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice, so why would the left argue anything else? Carlson went on in true drama queen fashion about his take on the argument.
‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg, they told us, single-handedly kept America from descending into fascist tyranny. Now that she’s gone, only her words can keep us safe. That’s an odd claim, when you think about it. This is supposed to be a democracy. No one ever voted for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. No matter how much you liked her or agreed with her, in the end, she was a single judge in a country of 350 million people. She was not God.’
BBC: Clara Spera talks about her grandmother Ruth Bader Ginsburg's "most fervent" wishhttps://t.co/PkSASYaQ89
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) September 22, 2020
Of course, Carlson and the entire GOP sang a different tune in 2016 when the empty seat was left by conservative justice Antonin Scalia and the president exercising his constitutional obligation to fill a Supreme Court seat was President Obama. The constitution’s dictates about choosing a justice then didn’t matter, but suddenly, today, it’s everything.
‘According to the left, Ginsburg was all we had. We must obey her dying words as if they were religious text. Her final wish supersedes our founding documents. What would Ruth Bader Ginsburg do? We must ask ourselves that. So, turn down the volume and consider for a moment the reasoning behind the argument that they’re making. Nothing is more important than our Constitution, and our Constitution is in grave jeopardy. That’s why we must substitute an 87-year-old woman’s final wish for the constitutionally prescribed process of filling a Supreme Court seat. That’s what they’re arguing. You got that?’
Tucker Carlson called Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish “pathetic.” pic.twitter.com/SDSxdQCOpn
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 22, 2020
But where Carlson should have really stopped himself is in talking about that dying wish, calling it “pathetic” and most likely made up. However, it wasn’t Democrats who communicated that dying wish. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter dictated her final words, so calling her a liar and Bader Ginsburg’s wishes “pathetic” really go beyond the pale, even for Tucker Carlson.
‘Keep in mind, we don’t really know actually what Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s final words were. Did she really leave this world fretting about the presidential election? We don’t believe that for a second. If it were true, it would be pathetic, because life is bigger than politics, even this year.’
For the full segment, see video below:
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