Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) have hinted impeachment would be considered as a weapon to halt President Trump from filling a Supreme Court vacancy.
The vacancy arose following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday.
Trump has vowed to nominate an individual to fill her seat while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the nominee “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) and AOC (D-NY) demonstrated that they are in lockstep in trying to stop the Presidential’s Constitutional duty to select a replacement.
They’ve even gone so far as to wield impeachment – potentially – as a tool to accomplish their politically motivated goals.
I stand by what I said in Jan. 2019: Harry Reid & Chuck Schumer changed Senate rules to try and stack the courts for Obama. Now it’s coming back to haunt them as I predicted. I’m dead set on confirming @realDonaldTrump’s nominee. If you stand with me: https://t.co/MYF6qgyjdI pic.twitter.com/lsejlSs0QQ
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
Pelosi Refuses to Rule Out Impeachment
Pelosi appeared in an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” where the topic of impeachment was broached by former Bill Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos discussed impeaching either President Trump or Attorney General William Barr.
“You and the House could move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination,” he suggested.
“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 replied.
She added, “This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election.”
When questioned again Pelosi claimed her oath to the Constitution would compel her to use every tool at her disposal.
“We have a responsibility. We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” she continued.
“We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people.”
Pelosi concluded: “When we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy, it requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”
UNHINGED: Former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos floats impeaching @realDonaldTrump or AG Bill Barr to Nancy Pelosi to prevent Trump from filling the vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Pelosi: “We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss…” pic.twitter.com/YHLx6j0T13
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 20, 2020
AOC Suggests Impeachment As Well
If you thought Pelosi’s response was unhinged, you needn’t point to any further proof than the fact that AOC is on board with the idea.
Yes, the former bartender believes impeachment – a process reserved for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ – is a viable option.
“Would you be in support of potentially reviewing talks of impeachment hearings either against the attorney general or the president?” a reporter asked.
“These are procedures and decisions that are largely up to House Democratic leadership,” she deferred.
“But I believe that also we must consider, again, all of the tools available to our disposal, and that all of these options should be entertained and on the table.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is open to impeaching @realDonaldTrump to stop him from filling the Supreme Court vacancy.
“We must consider, again, all of the tools available to our disposal & that all of these options should be entertained & on the table.”
Schumer nods in agreement. pic.twitter.com/cbkUqwNpUr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 21, 2020
Take note that the reporters are the ones throwing out the impeachment suggestion, leading both Pelosi and AOC to comment on the matter.
It’s almost as if they’re working together to harness these wild and unhinged ideas into action.
The Constitution allow impeachment for “high crimes & misdemeanors.”
Nominating a Supreme Court Justice does not meet that standard…to put it mildly. https://t.co/JdPjNiRiNA
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 21, 2020
Pelosi’s interview also raised questions as to whether or not she was reading off a teleprompter with her answer because of this curious exchange.
Is she ok? pic.twitter.com/hrKOTsEccA
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) September 20, 2020
Let’s reiterate that exchange:
Stephanopoulos – “To be clear, you’re not taking any arrows out of your quiver, you’re not ruling anything out?”
Pelosi – “Good morning. Sunday morning. The, uh, we have a responsibility …”
This is strikingly similar to moments when Joe Biden has been caught reading words he wasn’t meant to read off of a teleprompter.
Did ABC feed her the question ahead of time for the answer to be queued up on the screen?
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