The U.S. Supreme Court shifted more conservatively with judge Amy Coney Barrett replacing the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and you know who’s to blame/credit for that?
The Notorious RBG herself, Bill Maher will have you believe.
With all the sensitivity of a dull blade, the “Real Time with Bill Maher” host cut into the legend by blaming Ginsburg for not retiring before her Sept. 18 death.
“She was 100 and had cancer like a million times,” Maher said Monday on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “I mean, she was a great justice but she should’ve quit … she should’ve quit.”
“You think so?” Kimmel asked.
“Of course!” Maher said. “Because then we wouldn’t have nutso (Barrett)!”
Maher, 64, pointed out that President Barack Obama met Ginsburg for a private 2013 lunch, during which many believe he urged her to retire.
“The Democratic plan for the Supreme Court was ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t die,’ and that’s why they’re such a loser party,” Maher said while making an ”L” sign on his forehead. “I vote for them, but they don’t know how to do politics. I mean, Obama did have her over to the office, you know, when he was still in office, to hint.
“He wasn’t the sociable kind of guy. There was always a purpose to a meeting with him. So it was just like, ‘Hey, boy, that Supreme Court is an important place, huh … and you’re getting up in age.’ And she should’ve taken the hint. I mean, as great as she was in many ways, that really put us in a bad place, because as I keep trying to say on my show, power begets power. And when you lose power, you keep losing it.”
Barrett could start on the Supreme Court as early as next week, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority in major decisions before the Court.
The Girl Scouts posted a tweet Wednesday congratulating Barrett, with photos of the other four women who have served as U.S. Supreme Court justices. It received such backlash that the Girl Scouts deleted the tweet, a move that in turn generated its own backlash.