Around 10 AM today, Donald and Melania Trump arrived at the Supreme Court to pay their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lies in repose. Thousands have come to view the late Supreme Court justice in recent days, quietly waiting in line for as long as three hours to get to the Court steps. This morning, though, the crowd became vocal when the President arrived.
Protesters chant: "Vote him out!" and "Honor her wish!" pic.twitter.com/uJ88bD98uc
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2020
CNN White House reporter Kevin Liptak noted on Twitter that “it’s rare for this President to see his opposition this up-close and in-person,” as he often surrounds himself with his supporters when making public appearances. The “Vote Him Out” chant was reportedly started by Sunrise Movement DC, the same group who helped organize the “wake-up call” protest at Mitch McConnell’s house earlier this morning. There, they were protesting his stance on filling Ginsburg’s seat by the end of the year.