US President and Democratic candidate Joe Biden offered his condolences in the November election, but also rushed to discuss when and how Ginsburg will be replaced in the Supreme Court.
“We have been put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who proudly chose us, the most important of which has long been considered the selection for the Supreme Court. We have this obligation, without delay! ”Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Biden, who called Ginsburg a “consistent and trustworthy” lawyer who cared about every American’s civil rights, said in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday night that her replacement should not be made before the presidential election. , although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for a hearing and a vote on the issue.
Ginsburg, who has been a judge at the highest court in the United States for 27 years, is best known for her role as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights.
She was one of four women on the Supreme Court since its inception.
Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the directors of the Oscar-nominated documentary “RBG” (2018), said in a statement: “Like so many Americans, we are struck by the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Even if she did not become a Supreme Court judge, Ginsburg earned a place in history for what she did to win equality for American women. When I asked her a few years ago how she would like to be remembered, she said with her characteristic modesty: “Just like someone who did everything he could, with whatever limited talent he had, to place society in the direction I would like it to be for my children and grandchildren ”.
A few days before his death, he wrote to his niece, “My greatest wish is not to be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Trump, who was in Minnesota on Friday night, told reporters after the rally that he was shocked to learn that the judge had died. He expressed his regret and paid tribute to her, calling her a “fighter.”
Despite health problems, Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton, remained active. Last year, for the first time since he took office, he was absent from a Court debate.