Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Click HERE for Article.
However, in an interview with the New York Times in 2016:
Ginsburg…weighed in on the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia died in February, and President Obama named Judge Merrick Garland to replace him but the Republican-controlled Senate has said it won’t allow a vote to fill Scalia’s until after the election. Ginsburg said it was the Senate’s “job” to consider Garland.
“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being president in his last year,” she argued.
She further said that Garland “is about as well qualified as any nominee to this court.” If confirmed, she said, Garland “would be a great colleague.”
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