Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden made a statement after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reading from a script and opining that whoever wins the presidential election should nominate her replacement.
"Ruth Bader Ginsburg stood for all of us," Joe Biden says, following her passing. https://t.co/UOOiOEjFei
"She practiced the highest American ideals as a justice." pic.twitter.com/blnMOzft8m
— ABC News (@ABC) September 19, 2020
A few quotes Biden emphasized:
“She was not only a giant in the legal profession, but a beloved figure, and my heart goes out to all those who cared for her and cared about her.
“She practiced the highest American ideals as a justice, equality and justice under the law….She led the advance of equal rights for women.
“It’s hard to believe it was my honor to preside over her confirmation hearing.
“Tonight and in the coming days we should focus on the loss of her – the Justice, and her enduring legacy. But there is no doubt – let me be clear that the voters should pick the President, the President should pick the Justice for the Senate to consider.”
Biden looked up from his notes only three times, each time looking completely confused and overwhelmed. He stumbled over his words and looked unsure about what he was saying, which is stunning considering that Biden has known her personally for decades.
Biden’s performance tonight was a stark illustration of his woefully inadequate mental capabilities and a real-life demonstration for the American people of how President Joe Biden would handle a crisis situation.