By | Been Written
Contributing Writer | Telegraph Local
“She may think she has a quiver — we do too”– House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Fox News reports that since Nancy Pelosi has declined to rule out impeachment as an option to stop Trump’s court pick from being confirmed to the bench.
Pelosi said, “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,” Pelosi said. “This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election.”
Now, House Republicans have threatened on Wednesday to introduce a motion to oust her if she attempts to bring forth a second round of impeachment charges as a way to prevent the Senate from confirming President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
Trump, who has pledged to nominate a woman, said at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Saturday that he will nominate Ginsburg’s replacement in the next week.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020, due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
ABC News suggests that ‘Her death while still serving on the Court, a scenario long-dreaded by liberals, creates a rare election-year opportunity for President Donald Trump to nominate a conservative replacement, triggering a pitched political battle.’
President Donald Trump on Saturday said he wants to move “without delay” to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative nominee, setting up an epic battle over the balance of power on the nation’s highest judicial body and the shape of American law for a generation to come as the country enters the final phase of the 2020 presidential campaign, according to CNBC News.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. vowed retribution if Pelosi attempted another impeachment against Trump, saying, “I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being Speaker. She may think she has a quiver — we do too,”
It’s been said that Republican Senators have enough votes to confirm Trump’s justice nominee before the next election, but it still might not be as easy as all that, as they will have to get everything set up in place rather quickly to complete the confirmation process.
The whole thing seems hypocritical, especially when the Republicans refused to confirm President Obama’s appointee, Merrick Garland, in 2016.
Republicans at the time argued the seat should be left open since it was an election year, and the choice to fill the seat should be decided with the vote, according to the New York Times.