Late Friday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away.
The 87-year-old justice finally succumbed to her many battles with cancer.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now issuing an urgent warning to fill her seat ASAP.
According to Ginsburg’s granddaughter, her “most fervent wish” was to have her seat filled by whoever wins the 2020 election.
That, however, is not Ginsburg’s call.
With a Republican in the White House and a Republican-controlled Senate, it is unlikely there will be a four-month delay in filling that seat.
Senator Cruz, on filling the seat, stated, “I think it is tremendously important that not only does the nomination happen next week but that the confirmation before Election Day.
“Democrats and Joe Biden have made clear, they intend to challenge this election, they intend to fight the legitimacy of the election.
“As you know, Hillary Clinton has told Joe Biden ‘under no circumstances should you concede. You should challenge this election.’
“We cannot have Election Day come and go with a 4-4 court.”
He added, “A 4-4 court that is equally divided cannot decide anything.
“And I think we risk a constitutional crisis if we do not have a nine justice Supreme Court, particularly when there’s such a risk of a contested litigation and a contested election.
“Twenty years ago, I was part of the legal team that litigated Bush v. Gore and went to the Supreme Court.
“Thirty-seven days the country did not know who the president was going to be, and if we had a 4-4 court it could have dragged on for weeks and months.
“So, I think we have a responsibility — a responsibility to do our job.
“The president should nominate a principled constitutionalist with a proven record, and the Senate is going to take a lot of work to get it done before Election Day but I think we should do our job and protect the country from the constitutional crisis that could result otherwise.”
President Trump recently published an additional 20 names he would consider for the Supreme Court, but it has not yet been made public who his final selection would be.
You can read more about this on The Blaze.
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