Over the weekend, President Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The nomination arrives after death threats, “protests,” and other antics from left-wing activists who fear having another conservative justice on the Supreme Court.
Even prior to Barrett’s nomination, Democrats have openly flirted with various means of derailing the arrival of a new Supreme Court justice.
First, talks of impeaching President Trump (again) arrived; however, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned that if Democrats choose this path, he will work to have Nancy Pelosi removed from her speakership position.
After McCarthy’s warning, Pelosi came out and stated that President Trump “wasn’t worth” impeaching again. However, the House Speaker hasn’t ruled out impeaching U.S. Attorney General William Barr as a means of delaying Barrett’s likely arrival to the Supreme Court, per Breitbart News.
The Ongoing SCOTUS Battle
While interviewing with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the House Speaker was asked about Democrats who are seeking to weaponize impeachment as a delaying tactic to maintain the vacancy in the Supreme Court.
According to Pelosi, the real fight is about “justice” in the United States; on multiple occasions, the California Democrat has also stated that a Barrett confirmation means death to Obamacare. The House Speaker furthermore criticized the timing of Trump’s nomination of Barrett, stating that it arrived “within an hour or two of Justice Ginsburg’s passing.”
Read my full statement here: https://t.co/hDUBJEp23g
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) September 26, 2020
Tapper, however, pressed Pelosi on providing a direct answer on whether Democrats plan to bring impeachment against the U.S. attorney general. To this end, the speaker of the House merely questioned “the use of talking about that” before redirecting.
Pelosi didn’t rule out a Barr impeachment, yet went on to state that GOP senators will pay a price for ending Obamacare.
The Likelihood of a Barr Impeachment
Democrats may not openly admit this, but they are aware that playing the impeachment card is a losing game. Pelosi’s immediate distancing from talk of impeachment following McCarthy’s warning is the strongest indicator of such.
While the House Speaker hasn’t verbally ruled out impeachment, Democrats appear to be seeking other means to block Barrett’s confirmation.
Wow. Joe Biden wants to stack the court.
He was asked directly and rather than giving the obvious answer (NO)…
He refuses to answer!
Joe dodges like a professional politician (47 Years!)
This guy wants your vote but won’t answer your questions 🤮🤮pic.twitter.com/comwt6DxiI
— Text TRUMP to 88022 (@GaryCoby) September 22, 2020
However, the Republican-controlled Senate remains confident that they have the votes to carry Barrett across the finish line; moreover, the Republican Party is working on campaigns to ensure that President Trump’s nominee makes it to the Supreme Court.
Do you think Democrats will try to impeach the U.S. Attorney General as a delaying strategy to block Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation? Let us know what you predict in the comments section below!