US election 2020 latest news: Leftists threaten violence if GOP replaces Justice Ginsburg before election

LEFT WING writers and academics appear to threaten violence if the GOP appoints a new justice before the election.

Justice Ginsburg’s death on Friday left a vacancy on the Supreme Court – setting up an explosive battle over one of the most contentious issues in American politics.

Democrats are furious after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell suggested the GOP would hold an early vote to confirm Donald Trump’s pick to replace her with a conservative.

Trump-bashing former CNN presenter Reza Aslan tweeted to his 293,000 followers: “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire f***ing thing down.”

Emmett Macfarlane, a professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, tweeted: “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS.”

Political commentator Laura Bassett, who writes for GQ and the Washington Post, said: “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.”

Daddy Files author Aaron Gouveia tweeted: “F*** no. Burn it all down.”

Last night Ocasio-Cortez said Republicans were “violating” Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish that she should not be replaced until the next president is sworn in.

The firebrand congresswoman stoked the row still further by saying Democrats should “absolutely” consider packing the court.

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