White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dropped the hammer on the disgraceful protesters who heckled President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump when they paid their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
She said the chants and boos directed at Trump and Melania were “appalling” and “disrespectful.”
“The chants were appalling but certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp,” McEnany told reporters today.
“Everyone has a First Amendment in this country, but I thought it was an appalling and disrespectful thing to do as the president honored Justice Ginsburg,” McEnany told reporters.
From The Hill:
Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Supreme Court Thursday morning to view Ginsburg’s casket, which is being displayed atop the court steps.
As the two stood silently before the casket, groups of people around the court loudly booed and shouted “vote him out” and “honor her wish” — the latter an apparent reference to Ginsburg reportedly telling her granddaughter that her final wish was for the next president to fill her vacancy.
Trump is expected to announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg on Saturday, and Republican senators are making plans to confirm Trump’s pick before the election — after they refused to give a hearing to a nominee from President Obama in 2016 for eight months before that year’s election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argues the situations are different because the Senate is held by a majority of the sitting president’s party in this case.
Trump is met with boos and chants of "vote him out" as he pays respects to Justice Ginsburg at SCOTUS. pic.twitter.com/mXBKP8Iu9m
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