Now the Left turns on RBG: Radicals point blame at late Supreme Court judge for DYING in 2020 as they say it paved way for Amy Coney Barrett
- Some liberal journalists blamed the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s failure to step as partly to blame for the overturning of Roe v. Wade
- Writers took to Twitter to throw shade at LBG who is normally seen as liberal icon questioning why she didn’t step down while President Obama was in office
- Some suggested had RBG been replaced with a liberal justice instead of conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the ruling might not have happened
- Progressives are blaming her for not stepping down in time and allowing a left-wing Justice on the court to replace her
While a number of journalist lay the blame at former President Trump who got to appoint three conservative justices during his time in the White House, things took a surprising turn when attention shifted to RBG.
Several users saw it fit to blame the late Supreme Court Justice for the court’s landmark decision on abortion with some suggesting that had she decided to step down sooner while President Obama was in office, she would have been replaced in turn with a liberal justice.
When Ginsburg died in September of 2020 at the age of 87 her vacancy allowed , Trump to nominate conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett to take her place.
Some liberal journalists blamed the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s failure to step as partly to blame for the overturning of Roe v. Wade
Writers took to Twitter to throw shade at LBG who is normally seen as liberal icon questioning why she didn’t step down while President Obama was in office
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat on the court from 1993 until her death in 2020 whereupon she was replaced by conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett
Scott Feinberg, a columnist for the Hollywood Reporter described Ginsburg as ‘hero’ whose decision not to retire ‘helped lead to the destruction’ of Roe v. Wade.
‘RBG was a hero for many reasons. But the terrible irony is that her decision to stay too long at the party helped lead to the destruction of one of the things she cared about the most. Sadly, this will be a big part of her legacy,’ he tweeted.
Podcaster and comedian Katie Halper saw fit to mock RBG with a sarcastic tweet.
‘So glad RBG kept planking instead of retiring from the Supreme Court,’ she wrote together with a picture of Justice Ginsburg planking.
Rebecca Fishbein who writes for Vice as a freelancer went on to suggest Ginsburg and former President Obama were responsible for the court’s decision.
‘Hm well maybe someone could have convinced rbg to retire,’ she wrote in response to a statement by Obama criticizing the court’s ruling.
A number of writers appeared to link RBG’s refusal to step down from the Supreme Court to the overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday
One conservative writer cheered RBG’s decision not to retire while Obama was in office
‘But at least RBG got to die in office,’ wrote Independent journalist Skylar Baker-Jordan.
It was a sentiment agreed by journalist Eoin Higgins.
‘Thanks especially to RBG today for making this possible’, he wrote.
‘Also thanks to Obama for not recess appointing Garland or whoever to replace Scalia, your inaction and failed presidency helped make this moment a reality,’ he continued.
Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court following its ruling on Friday morning
Calls for Ginsburg to retire and for a safe-replacement to be installed on the court came before the 2012 elections.
Ginsburg, by this point had endured bouts of colon and pancreatic cancer.
Calls for her to retire were met with Ginsburg’s stubborn refusal to heed such calls.
‘This is so multilayered because she cared so passionately about advancing equality for everybody. She figured out a way to get women to be part of the constitution. And yet, what she has helped to give us is a court that for a long, long time is going to be undoing the equality rulings that she was part of,’ said Dorothy Samuels to Politico, who sat on the New York Times editorial board. ‘It was an extraordinarily self-centered thing to do.’
‘She gambled,’ said outspoken Stanford law professor Michele Dauber.
‘She didn’t just gamble with herself. She gambled with the rights of my daughter and my granddaughter. And unfortunately, that’s her legacy. I think it’s tragic.’