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Trump Jeered and Booed While Paying Respects To Late Justice Ginsburg at Supreme Court

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

September 24, 2020

Onlookers booed President Donald Trump and first lady, Melania Trump while paying their respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington on Thursday.

Video courtesy of NBC News

Hundreds of mourners stood outside the high court and waited in line to pay their respects to Ginsburg. The crowd was quiet and respectful until the president arrived. Moments after Trump and the first lady arrived, the booing began and could reportedly be heard from a block away of the court building. Loud chanting saying “vote him out” and “Breonna Taylor” from sidewalk spectators as Trump moved closer to his standing place near the coffin.

The sidewalk jeers came the day after the Kentucky grand jury announced there would be no charges filed against 2 officers of the Louisville police dept. in Breonna Taylor verdict.

Both the president and the first lady stood silently while wearing face masks at the top of the Supreme Court steps above Ginsburg’s flag-draped coffin. Ginsburg’s death has been mourned around the world and sparked controversy over the political balance of the court just weeks before the November presidential election.

Ginsberg’s body will lie in state at the Capitol on Friday. She will be the first woman of the Supreme Court Justice to receive that honor. Ginsburg will be buried alongside her husband, Martin Ginsburg, who died in 2010. The private ceremony will take place at the Arlington National Cemetery next week.

Trump plans to announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg on Saturday. He has said he will select from a list of five women. Republicans are rushing to a confirmation vote before the Nov. 3 election, despite Ginsburg’s wishes that her replacement be chosen after the presidential election.

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