House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared on Sunday she would not rule out impeachment as an option to stop President Trump from choosing a new U.S. Supreme Court justice.
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” Pelosi said firmly that Democrats will “use every arrow in our quiver” to block the nominee.
Pelosi was asked whether she and the House Democrats would move to impeach the president, or Attorney General Bill Barr in an effort to prevent the Senate from appointing a new SC justice.
“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. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election.”
She added: “Our main goal would be to protect the integrity of the election as we protect the people from the coronavirus.”
Pelosi was asked again on whether she would employ impeachment tactics, to which she replied: Congress “use every arrow in our quiver.”
“We have a responsibility,” Pelosi said. “We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people.”
The speaker added, “When we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy, it requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern slammed Pelosi’s suggestion, as a “bizarre and dangerous” power grab.
In a Fox News interview, he said, “The Speaker threatened to impeach the President—again—for simply fulfilling his constitutional obligation. Numerous Democrats are threatening to pack the court and say things like ‘nothing is off the table.’ These are bizarre and dangerous power grabs by Democrats who will stop at nothing to erode the Constitution to enact their radical agenda.”
He added: “President Trump will fulfill his constitutional duty to protect our God given rights and do his part to fill the seat.”
In December, the House of Representatives voted to adopt two articles of impeachment against the president — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.