(PoliticalLookout.com)- President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday. Ginsburg is lying in state at the porch of the Supreme Court.
President Trump and Melania Trump stood respectfully in silence. As they bowed their heads, both wearing masks, a crowd of vocal protesters appeared at the barricades near the Supreme Court to shout and sneer.
“Vote him out!” they shouted. “Honor her wish!” another one said, in reference to reports that Justice Ginsburg told her granddaughter that she wished she would only be replaced after a new president was elected.
President Donald Trump and Melania Trump both turned and left as the crowd became more vocal and disrespectful.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 24, 2020
How twisted do you have to be to be that rude and disrespectful as one of the most recognizable members of the Supreme Court lies in state outside of the Supreme Court?
Protesters could be seen pushing fists into the air, possibly in solidarity with the Marxist Black Lives Matter Movement, as they chanted from the barricades.
Chants of “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” outside the Supreme Court as the president arrives pic.twitter.com/lys9EqBuNs
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 24, 2020
Democrats have been particularly angry at the president in recent days owing to his pledge to nominate a new Supreme Court justice on Saturday. President Donald Trump has the support of sufficient Republican lawmakers in the Senate to nominate a new judge, and is expected to pass his nomination before the election in November.
Republicans have remained respectful over the passing of Justice Ginsburg, but Democratic lawmakers – as well as Democrat activists – have stood in the way of that. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to insert the “dying wish” of Justice Ginsburg – that she be replaced by a new president – into a ceremonial resolution that was put forward by the Republicans to honor the late justice.
The amended resolution was blocked by Senator Ted Cruz, who said that if her last wish was to be included in the resolution, then so should her previous comments made in opposition to packing the courts.