A bombshell just dropped about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It happened only a few days after her death, and now millions of Americans are talking about it. This is stunning.
“I had meetings with President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mr. Cipollone, and Chief of Staff Meadows in Washington on Monday, September 21, 2020,” wrote Judge Amy Coney Barrett. “The president offered me the nomination that day.”
Ginsburg died on September 18, meaning that Barrett accepted Trump’s nomination — privately, at least — three days later. Barrett disclosed this information on a questionnaire judicial nominees must complete in order to be considered.
Of course, Trump waited to disclose his replacement for Ginsburg until after her memorial service — something he did out of respect. But Democrats have still by crying foul even since finding out Trump wasn’t going to waste a single moment.
He is still favored to win in November, but the political winds are unpredictable. He couldn’t allow Ginsburg’s seat to go unfilled based upon Democrats invoking the name of Judge Merrick Garland, President Obama’s blocked nominee.
As Trump himself recently said, “I will tell you very simply, we won the election. Elections have consequences. We have the Senate, we have the White House, and we have a phenomenal nominee.”
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