It turns out Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren knows less about the U.S. Constitution than she does about her own ancestry – which isn’t much.
In a tweet Wednesday, obviously meant to appease the lemmings who don’t know or care how the rules work, Warren accused President Donald Trump and the GOP of trying to “steal” a Supreme Court pick by nominating – and potentially confirming – a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a woman who never let any man silence her. The most fitting tribute to her is to refuse to be silenced, and to name exactly what Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are trying to do: Steal another Supreme Court seat.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a woman who never let any man silence her. The most fitting tribute to her is to refuse to be silenced, and to name exactly what Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are trying to do: Steal another Supreme Court seat.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 23, 2020
President Trump is expected to publicly announce his replacement for Ginsburg this weekend, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the nomination will come before the Senate for a vote. While anything is possible, it looks like Senate Republicans may have enough votes for the simple majority needed to confirm Trump's SCOTUS pick, with Utah Senator Mitt Romney confirming this week that he will support a vote.
Of course, other than willful ignorance of the law, it’s not immediately clear why Warren thinks a duly elected president and a likewise elected Senate would be “stealing” a SCOTUS seat by adhering to the constitutional rules, which allow for a sitting president to nominate, and the Senate to confirm, a SCOTUS justice to fill a vacant spot. And unfortunately for Warren, the rules of the game don’t change just because the White House and the Senate are controlled by the party that's not yours.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)