September 21, 2020

Protestors Gather Outside Republicans' Homes in Wake of SCOTUS Pick

  • The Hill

By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

As legislators prepare to vote on a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, protestors have been gathering outside the homes of some prominent Republicans.

The Background:

AJC.com reports:

Dozens of protesters gathered outside U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s home in Washington, D.C., as the GOP-led Senate plans to hold immediate confirmation hearings on President Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee.

The protesters met early Monday, according to WJLA, to object to Graham’s weekend announcement that he is in favor of holding hearings on Trump’s nominee before the November election.

And from The Hill:

Droves of protesters descended on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) home in Kentucky on Saturday after he said President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would receive a vote on the Senate floor, even with the presidential election just weeks away.

According to The Courier-Journal and local media, over 100 protesters flocked to McConnell’s home in Louisville. In footage and photos captured from the demonstration, some could be seen holding signs with messages like “Honor Her Wish” and “Ruth Sent Us” and others reading phrases like “Ditch Mitch.”

Some protesters could also be seen chanting phrases like "Vote him out" and "RBG," referring to Ginsburg, in footage taken Saturday.

Notable Quotes:

“We won and we have an obligation as the winners to pick who we want. That’s not the next president. Hopefully, I’ll be the next president. But we’re here now, right now, we’re here, and we have an obligation to the voters, all of the people, the millions of people who put us here.”

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Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

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