The Republican conspiracy theory that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not actually have a dying wish to have the winner of the 2020 election choose her replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court was on display on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," Ginsburg dictated in a statement released by her granddaughter, Clara Spera.
But there's a right-wing conspiracy theory that the quote is not accurate, thus giving Republicans freedom to ignore her wish.
On Monday afternoon, the conspiracy theory was pushed by President Donald Trump.
"It just sounds to me like it would be somebody else" -- Trump is still ludicrously insisting that RBG's final wish… https://t.co/72tzoXaaKj— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1600720313.0
On Fox News Monday evening, the conspiracy theory was pushed by Tucker Carlson.
Tucker Carlson on RBG saying she did not want to be replaced until after the election: "All this talk about Ginsber… https://t.co/lteMW3asRf— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1600733291.0
As Democrats forwarded a resolution honoring RBG, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked the effort, as was reported by Politico's Burgess Everett:
Cruz says he wants to modify the resolution and delete Schumer's language about when RBG wants seat filled. Cruz wa… https://t.co/2o0ZUai50B— Burgess Everett (@Burgess Everett)1600804508.0
So ... yep ... Senate couldn't pass a resolution honoring Ginsburg— Burgess Everett (@Burgess Everett)1600804590.0