Today, this country and people all around the globe woke up still in mourning over the loss of women’s rights icon and national treasure, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who tragically passed away last night after a long battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
To say the very least, every social media platform from Twitter to Facebook to Snapchat and everything in between is full of condolences to Justice Ginsburg’s family, memorials to the earth-shattering life she lived, and gratitude for everything she’s done for us and the paths she’s carved out for future generations.
It came as no real surprise when First Lady Melania Trump took to her own Twitter account to express her obligatory condolences to the late Supreme Court Justice’s family.
“Justice’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing is a immense loss. Her tenacity & strength were matched by her intellect & compassion, & her spirit will live on in all she has inspired. My prayers are with her family & all who loved her,” Melania’s tweet read this morning, complete with the “RIPRBG” hashtag.
Justice’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing is a immense loss. Her tenacity & strength were matched by her intellect & compassion, & her spirit will live on in all she has inspired. My prayers are with her family & all who loved her. #RIPRBG
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2020
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However, it only took mere hours after the news of RBG’s death broke for Melania’s husband and all his GOP cronies in Congress to make their intentions surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s now-vacant seat crystal clear — ultimately vowing to go against Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish as well as breaking their own precedent on Supreme Court nominations during an election year, by “promising” that Justice Ginsburg’s seat will be filled with Trump’s nominee before the end of his first presidential term. Something they refused to allow when Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, was in the same position a few years ago.
So, while Melania’s obligatory tweet came as no surprise, neither did the responses it garnered:
You have some nerve.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 19, 2020
If you really cared you would tell your husband to comply with #RBG‘s dying request!
— Terry Sutherland (@TMSuth) September 19, 2020
Did anyone check if Michelle tweeted this earlier?
— Lois Suburban Woman for Biden Harris (@lemice) September 19, 2020
I don’t believe you one bit. If you are sincere, listen and honor her last request- DO NOT FILL HER SEAT!!!
— David Case 🇺🇸 (@ReadDavidCase) September 19, 2020
From you these words are artificial and bring no comfort. As much catharsis as Beethoven’s 5th being played on a kazoo.
— Elizabeth 🌊RESISTS🌊 (@GirlyLiz) September 19, 2020
Hey. This is a touching tribute. I can only assume this means you’ll emcourage your husband to respect her dying wish
— Lori *Anti-facism* W 🌈 (@locepa) September 19, 2020
For once in your life, leave the hypocrisy at home. It doesn’t matter what you tweet, lady. If your husband and his jockeys fill that seat, things are going to get a whole lot worse for you between now and November. You can write that down.
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