A crowd booed the President of the United States, Donald Trump, during his visit to the Supreme Court, where there is a burning chapel with the remains of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last Friday and whom the president wants to replace before the November elections.
Trump and his wife Melania made a brief visit to the headquarters of the highest court, on whose main staircase the coffin of the famous judge, an icon of the feminist movement in the United States, has been located since Wednesday. Dressed in masks, Trump and the first lady stood on either side of Ginsburg’s coffin and kept just a minute of silence, as the boos from the crowd gathered in front of the Supreme Court grew louder.
“Let’s vote for him to go!” Chanted the citizens. Trump then turned around and entered the building. Those who yelled at him were the dozens of people who were waiting in line to approach the Ginsburg coffin, and who when the president’s limousine approached they also exclaimed: “Respect his wish!”
With that phrase they referred to the message that the magistrate left written before she died, in which she expressed that her “most fervent wish” was “not to be replaced until there is a new president”, after the November 3 elections.
Ginsburg, one of the four progressive judges of the Supreme Court, was aware that if Trump replaces her, she can firmly tilt the balance of power to the right in the highest court, where only three judges of her ideological tendency would remain compared to six other conservatives.
Trump has made it clear that he has no intention of delaying his nomination and in fact plans to announce it this Saturday, after ensuring that he has reduced his list of candidates to five, all of them women.
The Republican majority in the Senate has confirmed that it has the votes to approve Trump’s nominee, even before knowing who she is; And although there are less than six weeks until the elections, the president has insisted that his objective is to have the issue resolved by then.
Hundreds of people approached the Supreme Court between this Wednesday and Thursday to pay tribute to Ginsburg, whose coffin will be moved this Friday to the Capitol, where she will become the first female US official to be granted that honor in Congress, before to be buried in a private ceremony.