Republicans and Democrats continue to clash on the prospect of a new Supreme Court Justice nominee — should President Trump nominate one now, or wait until after the election?
In the midst of the post-Ruth Bader Ginsberg controversy, Democrats have once again floated the impeachment option. And some leaders don’t rule it out.
For example, during an ABC News interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, she was specifically asked about impeaching Trump to stop his pick from being confirmed.
In reply, 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.
This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election.
Host George Stephanopoulos pursued this topic, asking for clarification. What exactly did she mean by arrows in her quiver, or not ruling anything out?
Pelosi appeared momentarily confused by the question, and her initial answer didn’t seem to relate to anything.
In fact, it appeared as if the House Speaker was starting the interview over, as if she went through a “reboot,” so-to-speak:
LIFEHACK: If you are in the middle of a harsh questioning and don’t know an answer just respond with “good morning.” It will confuse all parties involved to the point where they just move on. Works every time. pic.twitter.com/7B4ynfRF26
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) September 20, 2020
If you are in the middle of a harsh questioning and don’t know an answer just respond with ‘good morning.’
It will confuse all parties involved to the point where they just move on. Works every time,” one user wrote.
It’s difficult to understand what Pelosi meant, or if she merely made a simple speaking error. It just seems disjointed and very much out of the flow of the interview.
The Speaker attempted to right the ship immediately afterward, however, saying we need to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
She added that in protecting democracy, that often requires political leaders “to use every arrow in our quiver.”
But that doesn’t explain away the “good morning” response, which has since received plenty of scrutiny and criticism on social media.
For now, the Trump administration will try to push through a new Supreme Court nominee to fill Ginsberg’s vacancy. But Democrats will continue to oppose the idea.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did confirm that a Trump nominee “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
Even so, that doesn’t guarantee an official selection before November.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to freeze, then issue a strange response to the impeachment question.
- She paused then said “Good morning, Sunday morning” when asked if impeaching President Trump was an option.
- The Trump administration will attempt to confirm a new Supreme Court Justice before the general election. Democrats will likely oppose this move.
Source: Fox News