Ginsburg Death Puts Johnson In Tough Spot
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away Friday night, at the age of 87. She will be remembered by many around the world as a trailblazer and feminist. She also had a request she made, before her death, that her replacement be decided after the November 3rd election.
Opportunity Wisconsin released a statement Friday night, in which Program Director Meghan Roh called out Senator Ron Johnson and others to honor Ginsburg’s request. “We call on Senate lawmakers and the president to honor Justice Ginsburg’s stated wishes before her passing, and the 2016 precedent set by Majority Leader McConnell and supported by Senator Johnson, and refrain from considering a replacement until voices are heard November 3rd.”
Back in February 2016, upon the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Johnson said he strongly agreed “that the American people should decide the future direction of the Supreme Court by their votes for president.”