- Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but … Elizabeth Warren speaks for me. Addressing our loss and the challenges we—as a party, as a nation, as a people—are facing following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Warren captures both the emotional impact of the loss and the importance of what happens now.
“Our grief is real, but we cannot slip into despair. We simply can’t afford it, because too much is at stake. The Republicans are attacking so much that we hold dear. Roe vs. Wade. Voting. The fight to be an America where no one is discriminated against because of the color of their skin, because of how they worship, or because of who they love. Ruth defended it all … and now she is gone.
Four years ago, Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on President Obama’s nominee because the president had only one year left on his term. Ruth understood the impact of McConnell’s decision on our democracy, and she left the nation a note saying that ‘her most fervent wish’ was for her replacement not to be named ‘until a new president is installed.’
But Mitch McConnell isn’t listening. He has already made it clear that he and Donald Trump will try to name a new Supreme Court justice with only 45 days until the election. This is the last gasp of a desperate party that is overrepresented in the halls of power; the last gasp of a corrupt Republican leadership that doesn’t reflect the views of the majority of our people.”
Ruth was a fighter.
No matter how hard the battle, she didn’t give up—and neither do we. pic.twitter.com/taflxbXq3i
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 19, 2020