Washington Examiner logo'Over our dead bodies': Liberals threatens to 'burn it all down' if GOP replace Ginsburg before Election Day

Former CNN host Reza Aslan joined several other verified Twitter accounts in threatening violence if Senate Republicans attempt to fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


“Over our dead bodies. Literally,” Aslan wrote in response to a tweet saying Sen. Mitch McConnell intends to fill Ginsberg's seat, shortly after it was announced Friday that she had died at the age of 87.

Aslan also tweeted, “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f---ing thing down.”

“If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots,” Washington Post and GQ writer Laura Bassett said.

Beau Willimon, a Writer’s Guild of America president, told his roughly 162,000 followers that “we’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.”

Director of Communications at the Anti-Violence Project Eliel Cruz agreed with Willimon’s calls to shut things down by calling on people to march on Washington and “just shut it down ourselves.”

Aaron Gouveia, author of a new book titled Raising Boys To Be Good Men: A Parent's Guide to Bringing Up Happy Sons in a World Filled with Toxic Masculinity, responded to McConnell’s call to fill the vacant seat by tweeting, “F--- no. Burn it all down.”

Writer and LGBT activist Charlotte Clymer opted not to wait until Republicans pushed a Ginsburg replacement through, deciding instead to head straight to McConnell’s home on Friday night.

“We’re now walking to Mitch McConnell’s house to protest,” Clymer said before tweeting out the intersection that McConnell allegedly lives on.

“His house is entirely dark,” she said later. “Significant police presence out front. It’s clear that he’s not here, as confirmed by a neighbor who is not fond of him. People are going home.”

McConnell received some support from fellow Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz, who agreed that a replacement should be voted on before the election, arguing that voters went to the polls in 2016 with the understanding they would likely be voting for the president who would fill Ginsburg’s seat.

"The president should next week nominate a successor to the court, and I think it is critical that the Senate takes up and confirms that successor before Election Day," the Texas Republican said Friday night. "This nomination is why Donald Trump was elected."