Trump dares Pelosi to try to impeach him again over SCOTUS seat, Internet says POTUS is 'just taunting her'
Pelosi told New York Times journalist Kara Swisher, 'Well, we can impeach him every day of the week for anything he does'
President Donald J. Trump has chimed in after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to rule out using impeachment as a measure to stop him from nominating a replacement for late SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Go ahead. I want them to do that … I’m the only guy in the world that could get impeached for trying to fill a seat on the Supreme Court,” Trump declared during a rally in Ohio on Monday night.
Pelosi told New York Times journalist Kara Swisher that she had the power to impeach Trump again. “Well, we can impeach him every day of the week for anything he does,” she said in an interview released Monday.
ABC News host George Stephanopoulos also asked Pelosi if she would rule out impeachment after she said that "everything was on the table" to stop Trump's Supreme Court nomination. “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 responded.
Meanwhile, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) echoed a similar position in a press conference Sunday with Senate Minority Leader Chuch Schumer (D-NY). “I believe that also we must consider, again all of the tools available in our disposal and that all of these options should be entertained and on the table,” she said, before the New York Senator nodded fervently in agreement.
Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer nods along as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says impeachment is “on the table” to prevent the filling of the Supreme Court vacancyhttps://t.co/0YlMBemSRM pic.twitter.com/DDJdvL4D6S— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 21, 2020
Trump, however, marveled at his opportunity to nominate a third justice to the Supreme Court during his Ohio rally. “Think of that. Three. … A lot of presidents get none. We’ve had three,” Trump said. “It’s blowing their minds.” The POTUS warned that Democrats would respond to his nomination by packing the Supreme Court with additional justices if former Vice President Joe Biden won in November.
“If Joe Biden and the Democrats take power, they will pack the Supreme Court with far-left radicals who will unilaterally transform American society far beyond recognition,” Trump said. “They will mutilate the law, disfigure the constitution, and impose a socialist vision from the bench that could never pass at the ballot box.”
It's safe to say Breitbart readers weren't too impressed with Pelosi's controversial conduct. "Impeachment use to be a big deal. Now it's the same as someone calling anyone a racist. Meaningless," one reader commented, while another quipped: "Pelosi is down to using impeachment like a parent uses time outs."
Meanwhile, social media was abuzz with prominent figures reacting to the President's open dare to the House Speaker. "I [email protected] to [email protected] again to try and stall his #SCOTUSnominee. That’s a sure way to lose the House. #MAGA2020LandslideVictory," conservative commentator Carl Jackson tweeted.
"Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to impeach President Trump AGAIN. They haven’t achieved one thing except for showing their contempt for the American people and the Constitution," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy added. "Nancy Pelosi just said Democrats could impeach President Trump 'every day of the week, for anything he does' Democrats only care about power and obstructing Trump. This is what we're up against. Vote accordingly," conservative activist Charlie Kirk wrote. "Want to talk about abuse of power? Look no further than Nancy Pelosi threatening to impeach Donald Trump if he so much as dares to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat as per his constitutional obligation as the President of the United States," another user chimed in.
"Okay, now he's just taunting her and having fun," conservative speaker Wayne Dupree tweeted.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to impeach President Trump AGAIN.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 20, 2020
They haven’t achieved one thing except for showing their contempt for the American people and the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/EYbpgsZqkd
Nancy Pelosi just said Democrats could impeach President Trump "every day of the week, for anything he does"— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 22, 2020
Democrats only care about power and obstructing Trump. This is what we're up against.
Want to talk about abuse of power? Look no further than Nancy Pelosi threatening to impeach Donald Trump if he so much as dares to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat as per his constitutional obligation as the President of the United States.— Joshua Root 👨🏻🦯 (@JoshuaRootJ) September 21, 2020
Okay, now he's just taunting her and having fun 😂😆https://t.co/HTasuWwCIM— W.E. Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) September 22, 2020