President Donald Trump, on Monday, Sept. 21, fired back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) after she refused to rule out impeachment to prevent him from filling a Supreme Court seat vacated by late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Did you hear, today, the latest? They impeached me for a perfect phone call. Now they want to impeach me again if I nominate somebody as I’m constitutionally obligated to do to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States,” President Trump told his supporters during a rally in Ohio. “Go ahead. I want them—I want them to do that.”
“I am the only guy in the world that could get impeached if I try to fill a seat,” he added.
On ABC News’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, Pelosi said that everything was on the table to stop President Trump and the Senate from acting on the Supreme Court nomination.
“Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now,” Pelosi said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (R-N.Y.) echoed Pelosi’s comments at a press conference on Sunday night, claiming, “There has been an enormous amount of law-breaking in the Trump administration.”
“I believe that Attorney General Barr is unfit for office and that he has pursued potentially law-breaking behavior. That being said, these are procedures and decisions that are largely up to House Democratic leadership. 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,” AOC said.
According to Axios, Democrats are considering “total war” next session if Republicans press through the Supreme Court nomination, including “adding Supreme Court justices … eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to end filibusters … and statehood for D.C. and Puerto Rico.”
During an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Monday, President Trump suggested that Republicans will win back the House if Democrats impeach him.
“So they’re impeaching me for doing what I constitutionally have to do. Here’s the thing … and I think then we win the election, then we win all elections if they do that. You saw what happened the last time, my numbers went way up last time they did it … if they do, my numbers will go up. I think we’ll win the entire election. I think we’ll win the House. I think we’re going to win back the House, I really do. I think we’re going to win the House anyway,” President Trump said.
Speaking on the Senate floor on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) stated confidently, “The Senate will vote on this nomination this year.”
“The historical precedent is overwhelming, and it runs in one direction. If our Democratic colleagues want to claim they are outraged, they can only be outraged at the plain facts of American history,” McConnell said.