President Donald Trump was met with loud booing and chants of “vote him out” at his visit to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Trump made his scheduled visit Thursday morning to Ginsburg’s memorial at the uppermost steps of the court building. Large crowds paying their respects have been present at the court since Ginsburg died on September 18. The crowd started loudly booing once it noticed Trump and First Lady Melania Trump standing behind the casket.
Trump booed by crowd as he visits Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s casket on the steps of the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/iASjgYYQjU
— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) September 24, 2020
Trump endured the boos and chants for roughly a minute before walking back into the court with Melania.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 24, 2020
Trump has said he is holding off on naming his nominee to replace Ginsburg until after she is laid to rest. He says he will announce the name at 5 p.m. Saturday. (RELATED: Ginsburg To Lie In State In US Capitol On Friday — Will Be First Woman To Hold The Honor)
I will be announcing my Supreme Court Nominee on Saturday, at the White House! Exact time TBA.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020
Leading candidates for the nomination are 7th Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett and 11th Circuit Court Judge Barbara Lagoa, though Trump and the White House confirmed Wednesday that he had no plans to meet with Lagoa.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has confirmed that Trump’s nominee will get a vote in the Senate. Republicans have a 53-47 majority in the Senate, meaning four Republicans must break ranks to prevent Trump’s nominee from going through. If only three break ranks, the 50-50 tie would be decided by Vice President Mike Pence.