An angry mob gathered outside the Supreme court on Thursday, booing President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump as they attempted to pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
While appearing on the porch of the Supreme Court, where Ginsburg lay in state, Trump and the first lady donned black masks and bowed their heads with eyes closed. It did not take long for the mob to begin screaming "Vote him out!" and "Honor her wish!"
The battle to replace Ginsburg has already become a heavily contested issue, with many Democrats demanding that Trump and Senate Republicans wait until after the inauguration to replace Ginsburg's spot on the Supreme Court, which was reportedly Ginsburg's "most fervent wish."
The Daily Wire noted that "earlier this week, even a ceremonial resolution introduced by Republicans intended to honor the late justice became a point of contention after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to slip in an amendment about the alleged dying wish, which Trump has speculated was actually written by Democratic leadership to be used as an emotionalized political bludgeon. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked the amended resolution."
Despite opposition from Democrats, Trump has made plans to name a new Supreme Court justice on Saturday, following the funeral ceremonies of Ginsburg. Trump has vowed to name a woman, and many speculate that "he intends to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative Roman Catholic."