Pelosi Is Threatening Another Impeachment To Stop SCOTUS Replacement.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court pick from being confirmed to the bench, saying Democrats will “use every arrow in our quiver” to block the eventual nominee.
It turns out that while Pelosi could stall the filling of the seat, like with the last impeachment proceedings, she fails to realize she has no authority over the Senate, which is controlled by the GOP.
Just hours after it was announced that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vowed that a Trump nominee to the Supreme Court to fill her vacancy “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
During an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked whether she and House Democrats would move to impeach the president, or Attorney General Bill Barr in an effort to prevent the Senate from acting.
“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.”
She added: “Our main goal would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the people from the coronavirus.”
I would say at this point that Mitch McConnell needs to let Pelosi know that regardless of the house’s actions, the Senate will proceed to move with the replacement. To salt the wound, I would let her know that any impeachment proceeding will be DOA, would not even be taken up.
Pelosi was pressed again on whether she would employ impeachment tactics, to which she said the Constitution requires that Congress “use every arrow in our quiver.”
“We have a responsibility,” Pelosi said. “We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people.”
She added: “When we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy, it requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”
The House last year in November voted to take up two counts of impeachment, both of which failed in the Senate because other then Romney (the turncoat), no Republican was going to support these moves, the only impeachment in history that had this strong of a partisan divide. Now she wants to try this again.
I seem to remember an old saying, “Doing the same thing twice, yet expecting a different result is a sign of insanity!” Maybe we should also demand that not only Biden have a cognitive test but Pelosi as well.
This whole thing reeks of desperation, which is where the DNC is at. With Trump now leading in some polls, they are terrified that they will have to deal with another four years of Trump.
Here is a idea, if you don’t like it, maybe you could resign in mass.