Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., mourned the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "earth-shattering" and said the balance of democracy now hinged on who would succeed her on the Supreme Court.
The freshman "Squad" leader urged her supporters not to despair, but rather mobilize in a mass way because reproductive rights, marriage equality, labor protections, climate change and health care were now all at a "tipping point."
In an Instagram live video posted around 10:30 p.m, the freshman Democrat urged some 45,000 people watching to double-check their voter registration immediately, organize for the election and reach out to friends and family to get them to turn out.
"This kind of vacancy and this kind of tipping point is the difference between people having reproductive rights, and the government controlling people's bodies for them.
She blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., claiming he planned to violate Ginsburg's "dying wish."