ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if the House would try to impeach President Trump (again) or Attorney General William Barr to prevent a new Supreme Court Justice to be appointed following the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg that has left a vacancy.
Pelosi never directly said that they would use impeachment but she didn’t say that they wouldn’t either. She said “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country.”
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President Trump said that he would be nominating someone to fill the seat this week and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel said that a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate. Pelosi said that their main goal is to protect the integrity of the election comparing it to how they protect Americans from the coronavirus. She also said they have a “responsibility” to “defend the Constitution” and to “meet the needs of the American people.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern said, “The Speaker threatened to impeach the President-again-for simply fulfilling his constitutional obligation. Numerous Democrats are threatening to pack the court and say things like ‘nothing is off the table.’ These are bizarre and dangerous power grabs by Democrats who will stop at nothing to erode the Constitution to enact their radical agenda. President Trump will fulfill his constitutional duty to protect our God given rights and do his part to fill the seat.”
Sources: Fox News, New York Post; Photo-cnbc.com