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To: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Keep RBG's Seat Open Until After Inauguration Day

Keep RBG's Seat Open Until After Inauguration Day

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must keep Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat open until past Inauguration Day, so that the American people may have a say in the makeup of their Supreme Court.

Why is this important?

After the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Senator Mitch McConnell stated, "Of course, the American people should have a say in the court's direction. It is a president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice, and it is the Senate's constitutional right to act as a check on the president and withhold its consent." He held the seat vacant for over 321 days (between the date President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the day President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch).

It is only right that he respect the American people's choice in the court's direction. Senator McConnell must keep Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat open until after Inauguration Day 2021.


Reasons for signing

  • “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” - Mitch McConnell, March 2016
  • They forced the last president to wait before sending forward a nominee, stating it was an election year. They need to apply the same rules to their own party.
  • A SCJ who made one final decision...we need to wait and see why

Updates

2020-09-21 22:10:43 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-09-19 13:20:04 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-19 11:02:54 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-09-19 01:16:17 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-09-19 00:00:16 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-09-18 23:15:09 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-09-18 22:19:43 -0400

10 signatures reached