President Trump Says SCOTUS Announcement to Come Friday or Saturday
On Monday, President Trump told “Fox & Friends” that he vows to announce his Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Friday or Saturday, following services for the late justice, out of respect.
Trump said, “I think it will be on Friday or Saturday and we want to pay respect, it looks like we will have services on Thursday or Friday, as I understand it, and I think we should, with all due respect for Justice Ginsburg, wait for services to be over.”
Ginsburg died on Friday at 87 due to complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to Fox News.
Trump also said that the Senate vote to confirm the potential nominee should be taken before the election and “should go very quickly,” saying that “[T]he bottom line is we won the election, we have an obligation to do what’s right and act as quickly as possible.”
After Nancy Pelosi said that she wouldn’t rule out a potential second impeachment of the President in order to block a nominee, Trump said:
“I heard if I [nominate], they’re going to impeach me, so they’re impeaching me for what constitutionally I have to do. If they do that, we win all elections. If they do it, I think my numbers will go up, I think we’ll win the entire election, I think we’re going to win back the House, I think we’re going to win the House anyway.”
The president added that “losing an election has consequences,” and that “[T]hat means the other side gets to pick Supreme Court justices, judges, it’s a big deal. It sets the tone. I’m very lucky because rarely does a president have this opportunity.”
President Trump is right—elections have consequences. Which is why he should not only take this opportunity to nominate the best justice he can, Moreover, we must make sure President Trump is reelected, and that the consequences of this election be felt for as long as possible.