Chelsea Clinton went too far and attacked Trump’s new Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett in a new article saying she did not deserve Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. What election did Chelsea win? How arrogant.
Writing in Cosmopolitan Chelsea said, “I don’t remember where I was when my dad nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, but I do remember how I felt: very excited and a little surprised.
This was 1993. I was thirteen years old. In elementary school, I had learned about Sandra Day O’Connor, who had been confirmed twelve years earlier as the first woman justice of the Supreme Court. But until Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I didn’t realize so many years had passed without there being a second.
I was like this as a kid. I believed the world was fairer than it was. Which is why I admired Justice Ginsburg so much: She was the rare adult who made our country live up to a child’s inherent sense of fairness.
One of the final cases Justice Ginsburg heard was about birth control. The Trump Administration had a new regulation that would roll back coverage for contraception—it was a bad rule, which Justice Ginsburg argued against. But she lost, and countless women lost with her. The president got what he wanted.
If President Trump succeeds in placing Amy Coney Barrett as Justice Ginsburg’s successor, I expect that he will get even more of what he wants—with disastrous consequences for the country.
The United States is suffering through the greatest health crisis in a century. More than 200,000 people have died from the coronavirus, and the president wants to rip health coverage away from millions of Americans by shredding the Affordable Care Act and taking away protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Another vote on the court would likely allow him to do it, given that his nominee has been critical of the law and previous decisions to uphold it. That case is set to be heard the week after the election, and a decision is expected next June.
Wildfires rage across the West. The sky is the wrong color. Children can’t play outside. People are now wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 and smoke. And the president still wants to let polluters emit carbon in the air and toxic chemicals in the water. With another Trump-appointed justice, the court would likely allow that, too.
Then, of course, there is the right to choose, a right that has hung on by the thinnest of legal threads. One Supreme Court vote could be enough to snap it. Although she doesn’t have a long judicial record, Amy Coney Barrett has voted in two abortion cases—both times in favor of abortion restrictions that would require parental notification and allow the state to ban the procedure on the basis of race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis.”
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not have a perfect record of wins on the court. Far from it. Of her 483 opinions, many were losses like the birth control case. But when Justice Ginsburg lost, she went down swinging, arguing with fierce intellect about why the majority was wrong so that one day, some judge, far in the future, might dust off her opinion and make things right. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “The Great Dissenter.”
Now it is our turn to dissent against Trump’s choice for Ginsburg’s replacement and against the rush to confirm her before Election Day.”
.@chelseaclinton: “Ruth Bader Ginsburg was ‘The Great Dissenter.’ Now it is our turn to dissent against Trump’s choice for Ginsburg’s replacement and against the rush to confirm her before Election Day.” https://t.co/cA42w5PQOb— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 29, 2020