Hillary Clinton has been on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the impact of Ginsburg’s death, saying that her death was “a real threat to the steady march toward progress”.
I’m devastated by this. Just losing her is such a massive hole in my young adulthood, my becoming a lawyer, both practicing and teaching law, looking up to her and following her career. But much more than that, it is such a devastating loss for justice and equality. What Ruth Bader Ginsburg did was to make it abundantly clear that the Constitution had to explicitly, wherever possible, be interpreted as providing for the equal rights of men and women.
Hillary Clinton says Senate Democrats "will have to use every single possible maneuver" to prevent Sen. McConnell from enacting "the greatest travesty" and "monumental hypocrisy" in attempting to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's U.S. Supreme Court seat.https://t.co/QhyyAXrRCR
Asked about the decision by the Republicans not to allow Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, to be considered in the Senate in the last election year, 2016, she said:
I often wondered during that time when Mitch McConnell was truly wreaking havoc on our Senate and our norms, our values, and I would argue on the underlying original intent of the constitution and the founders, that presidents have a right to appoint judges to fill vacancies, and Mitch McConnell denied Barack Obama that right. And that set in motion a series of events that I think did great damage to the Senate that can only be remedied by removing Mitch McConnell as the leader of the Senate. That has to happen in this election by getting a Democratic Senate majority.”
She added that McConnell “only cared about power” and said Democrats had to make the most of Republican double standards on the issue.