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Politics Pelosi says Democrats 'have our options' when asked about impeaching Trump if he replaces Ginsburg

18:45  20 september  2020
18:45  20 september  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Pelosi says Democrats ' have our options ' when asked about impeaching Trump if he replaces Ginsburg . House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not rule out the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump if he tries to push through a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to rule out impeaching Donald Trump again, should the president lose Pelosi says Dems will use ‘every arrow in our quiver’ to stop Trump replacing RBG if he loses in November. “Well, we have our options ,” she told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not rule out the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump if he tries to push through a Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a lame-duck session when asked if she was considering that option on Sunday.

The California Democrat said Ginsburg's death made it more critical than ever that Americans vote in the 2020 general election. ABC News "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that even if Democratic nominee Joe Biden emerges victorious and the Democrats retake control of the Senate, Trump and Senate Republicans might still try to get a nominee confirmed.

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He then asked Pelosi if she would move to impeach Trump or Attorney General William Barr to halt "Well, we have our options ," she said . "We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss Ginsburg , who served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court for 27 years, died on Friday at

Trump has dared Pelosi to impeach him over his Supreme Court nomination after Democrats Pelosi was also asked Sunday by ABC News host George Stephanopoulos if she would rule out “I believe that also we must consider, again all of the tools available in our disposal and that all of these

a group of people standing around each other: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives to pay her respects at the makeshift memorial for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in front of the Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington. © Samuel Corum, Getty Images Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives to pay her respects at the makeshift memorial for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in front of the Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 2020 in Washington.

Stephanopoulos said "some have mentioned the possibility" of moving to impeach Trump or Attorney General William Barr "as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination."

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"Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now," Pelosi said.

"Right now, our main goal – and I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg would want that to be –would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the American people from the coronavirus," Pelosi said.

Ginsburg's death less than two months before the election has fueled a fierce debate over the timing of her replacement. Democrats are demanding Republicans wait until at least the results of the Nov. 3 election. They say pushing through a nominee before then would be hypocritical after denying then-President Barack Obama's nominee Merrick Garland a vote in 2016, citing the proximity of the election, which was nearly eight months away.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not rule out using impeachment to stall efforts by President Donald Trumpto appoint a high court justice. "Well, we have our options . "That is when we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver," she said .

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While she didn't immediately spurn the idea of impeachment, Pelosi did shoot down the possibility of using federal funding as leverage to stall a nominee.

"None of us has any interest in shutting down government. That has such a harmful and painful impact on so many people in our country. So I would hope that we can just proceed with that," she said when asked about that possibility. "There is some enthusiasm among some exuberance on the left to say let's use that, but we're not going to be shutting down government."

Pelosi did not answer directly when asked if she would consider, as some liberals have suggested, of expanding the number of justices on the court – often referred to as court-packing – in retaliation if Trump successfully adds another conservative to the bench before leaving office.

"Well, let's just win the election. Let's hope that the president will see the light," she said.

Pelosi slammed Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his effort to kill the Affordable Care Act during the crisis.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Sunday's broadcast of ABC's "This Week," that Democratic lawmakers have "arrows in our quiver," when asked if impeachment was a possibility to stop a lame duck Supreme Court nomination should President Donald Trump loss the White House in

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. President Trump on Saturday said he expects to announce his nominee to replace Ginsburg this week, and he intends to pick a woman for the role.

"This is about the people. It's about their health, their economic well-being, the health of our democracy. We have a great deal at stake here," she said. "I think we should be very calm. We should be inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg."

"She was brilliant, and she was strategic, and she was successful. And she did more for equality for women in our country than anyone that you can name," Pelosi added. "And I think that you will see women weighing in on all of these decisions, be the elections, confirmations, or the rest."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Pelosi says Democrats 'have our options' when asked about impeaching Trump if he replaces Ginsburg

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