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From honoring Ginsburg’s ‘final wish’ to easing political strife, Biden counts reasons HE should nominate next Supreme Court judge

“Don’t vote to confirm anyone nominated under the circumstances that President Trump and Senator [Mitch] McConnell have created,” Biden said Sunday in his first major speech since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday.

“The last thing we need is to add a constitutional crisis that plunges us deeper into the abyss, deeper into the darkness,” Biden said. “If we go down this path, I believe it will cause irreversible damage.”

Some Twitter users set out to pick apart Biden’s reasons for a confirmation delay, including one who quipped, “I checked, but dying wishes weren’t included in the Constitution. And it’s probably not a good way to run a government.” Another said, “The president is the person who nominates the replacement, and RBG knew that.” Others pointed out that the voters have already spoken — when they elected Trump in 2016 and when they added Republican seats to the Senate in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

But other commentators praised the speech, saying it was a “powerful message” and “it’s how a president of the US speaks and how he/she should think.”

Ironically, Ginsburg herself said in 2016 that it’s the job of the Senate to immediately assess the qualifications of a Supreme Court nominee. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year.”

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