In a bizarre, extremely un-Constitutional move, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared during an interview with ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos that impeaching President Trump was an “option” if he dared to lawfully fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Stephanopoulos: “Some have mentioned the possibility if they try to push through a nominee in a lame-duck session that the House could move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling or preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination.”
Pelosi: “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.”
Pelosi doesn’t count out Impeaching President Trump for using a power that is granted to him by the U.S. Constitution. pic.twitter.com/njvXzlPF08
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 20, 2020
This is highly hypocritical, as Democrats made the exact opposite argument in 2016, calling for Obama to pick a supreme court nominee a few months before an election–including Joe Biden.
.@JoeBiden in 2016:
“I would go forward with a confirmation process as chairman, even a few months before a presidential election, if the nominee were chosen with the advice, and not merely the consent, of the Senate, just as the Constitution requires.” pic.twitter.com/4tiPjZZTHw
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 19, 2020