Shortly after the news of the passing of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made waves, U.S. Representative Doug Collins blasted Ginsburg on her support for abortion rights.
“RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws. With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live,” Collins wrote.
In an interview with WSB-TV, Collins defended his statement because he cares deeply about the right to life for unborn children.
“I will never back on life. It’s very personal for me. The truth was about being honest about where we’re going and what the president’s going to do,” Collins said. Sometimes in life, there’s just polite, and there’s just the truth. That was the truth.”
In the following tweet, Collins said, “as a pastor and father, the issue of life is deeply personal to me. We’ve got our best chance to strike down Roe V. Wade. Let’s take it. @realdonaldtrump is going to nominate a pro-life conservative and the Senate needs to do their job and confirm without delay.”
Many people believed Collins was celebrating Ginsburg’s death. Moreover, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged the Senate will take a confirmation vote on whoever President Trump nominates to the high court.
Meanwhile, State Representative, Dar’Shun Kendrick fired back at U.S. Representative Collins Saturday morning. Her tweet stated in part:
You’re an utter asshole and I hope you never get elected to another public office so long as you live.”
Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock. Warnock condemned Collins’s tweet Saturday night.
“We have disagreements about these issues, but there’s no place in American politics for this kind of disrespectful speech literally hours after the death of an extraordinary public servant,” Warnock said.
Democratic candidate for the other U.S. Senate seat, Jon Ossoff, condemned McConnell’s actions Friday night.
“For the sake of the millions whose health care is at risk, and with so much more on line — with voting already underway and at a moment such as this — we must let the people speak at the ballot box, and then let the Court reflect the will of the newly-elected President and Senate.
Within hours of her passing, without allowing even one holy evening for mourning, Mitch McConnell made the grim pronouncement that he would not only ignore Justice Ginsburg’s final wish — but he would shamelessly violate the precedent he set in 2016, when he refused to hold hearings on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee in an Election Year.
None of this comes as a surprise. McConnell is a man unmoored from any guiding principle beyond the ruthless exercise of power.”
It is unclear when Senator McConnell will put forth a vote.