Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said today that the country should honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's wishes and not fill her Supreme Court seat until after the presidential election and inauguration.
Here's what the former vice president said while speaking from Philadelphia this afternoon:
"Her granddaughter said yesterday and said publicly that her dying words were, quote, my most fervent wish is that I not be replaced until a new president is installed. As a nation, we should heed her final call to us, not as a personal service to her but as a service to the country, our country at a crossroads."
Some context: Ginsburg told her granddaughter she wanted her replacement to be appointed by the next president, NPR reported.
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," she dictated to granddaughter, Clara Spera, days before her death.