Ocasio-Cortez said it is "extraordinarily important that we understand the stakes of this vacancy". Bernie Sanders surrogate during his presidential run and has been visibly lukewarm on Joe Biden's candidacy, feverishly took to her social media accounts following Ginsburg's death from cancer Friday to implore progressives that this election is "about survival". "But so long as we can save lives, I believe we have an obligation to do so as we build a new world", she captioned her Twitter video. We can not accept going back to the way things were, and that includes the Dem Party, " AOC said.
"Voting for Joe Biden, it's not about whether you like him or not, it's a vote to let democracy live another day", said the socialist Bronx congresswoman, who has been famously tepid in her backing of Biden.
The congressman continued that McConnell's decision is hypocritical since it breaks with past precedent and makes one set of rules for a Republican president and another for a Democratic president. "No president is the answer".
Questioned about the possible nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, an originalist and devout Catholic, Schumer said Barrett stands for "all the things that Ruth Bader Ginsburg was against". Mass movements are the answer, " the pol said.
Shortly after the news broke, McConnell announced that the Senate would vote on Trump's nominee, despite Ginsburg's reported dying wishes to leave her seat vacant until the next president is sworn in. A few months later, during a Democratic primary debate, Biden once again rejected the idea.
"I don't know if she'll be the nominee, but someone of that philosophy does not belong on the court, and could cement a hard-right, conservative court that, for a generation, could turn the clock back on the rights, the aspirations, the hopes of the majority of American people". "We add three justices. We begin to lose any credibility the court has at all". That includes impeaching President Donald Trump or Attorney General William Barr, or packing the court.