Since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump announcing that he would move to fill the seat quickly before the election, Democrats have been loudly urging the President and Senate Republicans to not vote to confirm a new justice.
Nancy Pelosi has even threatened impeachment of either President Trump or Attorney General William Barr as a way to halt the confirmation proceedings. Democrats keep saying that the next President should be the one to appoint the next justice, and to that Kayleigh McEnany says “Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states that the President ‘shall nominate’ justices to the Supreme Court when a vacancy occurs. No matter the time, no matter the politics of the day, the President is the President. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the President stops being the President in an election year.”
Congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted a video from 2016 of Joe Biden vehemently requesting that a new justice be confirmed to the Supreme Court despite it being an election year. Watch the video below.
Sources: Twitter; Photo-Boston Herald, New York Post