Members of the left-wing media and other prominent leftists rushed to threaten riots, violence, and destruction if President Trump attempts to nominate someone to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Justice Ginsburg passed away Friday evening due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, and immediately the left went insane and began to threaten violence. President Trump had just released an extended list of possible Supreme Court picks a few days prior to her passing. The morning after, both the president and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that they would be moving to fill the vacancy on the court.
Twitter user Kitty Shackleford chronicled the insane response from left-wing figures. Here are some of them:
Reza Aslan, who used to have a show on CNN, wrote: “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f***ing thing down.”
Laura Bassett, a political writer formerly of the Huffington Post, made a similar remark, but stopped short of making a threat, writing: “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots. … *more, bigger riots.” This tweet has since been deleted.
Dr. Jessie Christiansen, an Australian astrophysicist, threatened on Twitter: “IF THEY RAM THROUGH AN APPOINTMENT IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS I WILL RIOT. This is an actual nightmare.”
Katie Herzog, political commentator and podcast host, wrote: “All we can hope for in times like these is that Mitch McConnell has a stroke from laughing too hard. To clarify: I don’t want him to die. I just want him to be brain dead. I’m not a monster.”
Mike Cernovich, a documentary filmmaker and conservative commentator tweeted about the hypocrisy of the left concerning the Supreme Court:
When Scalia died Democrats danced with glee.
When Ginsburg died Democrats threatened riots and terrorism.
We are not the same.
— Cerno (@Cernovich) September 19, 2020
The Daily Wire reported that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the House of Representatives use impeachment to stop the Supreme Court appointment:
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 21, 2020