Right-wing media figures responded to the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- a feminist and cultural icon -- with disparaging remarks, attacks on Democrats, and even excitement.
Despite refusing to even hold a hearing for President Barack Obama’s 2016 nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has signaled that he will be moving to fill Ginsburg’s seat with President Donald Trump’s nominee. Right-wing media have already fallen in line.
Others critiqued Ginsburg's religious beliefs and disparaged her support for abortion rights and LGBTQ people.
The co-founder of right-wing outlet LifeSiteNews said he hoped she “repented”:
“May God have mercy on her soul,” said John-Henry Westen, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LifeSiteNews. “Justice Ginsburg was known for her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a pro-life Catholic who attended the Traditional Latin Mass. We hope that his faith had an impact on her later in her life, and that she repented of her pro-abortion activism at the end.” [LifeSiteNews, 9/18/20]