As the drama surrounding the Supreme Court intensifies, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany destroys the Democrat argument with the only argument that matters – the United States Constitution.
With the Democrats insisting that nominating a new Supreme Court Justice in an election year is somehow unconstitutional and wrong, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany destroyed their argument with the truth.
Once again, Democrat leaders have made their radical disregard for the U.S. Constitution crystal clear.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 22, 2020
As most people who have been watching the Supreme Court drama unfold know, the Democrats have been pulling out all of the stops to try to prevent President Trump from nominating a third Supreme Court Justice to replace Ginsburg. Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have even gone so far as to suggest using impeachment as a stall tactic.
Democrats have also suggested adding more Supreme Court Justices when they resume office, and even adding more states to the Union. In their minds, President Trump adding a new Justice so close to an election is akin to a mortal sin.
In a speech on Tuesday, Press Secretary McEnany shut their arguments down by reading directly from the Constitution.
“Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have officially shown their blatant disregard for the United States Constitution. Apparently, it is now a high-crime and misdemeanor, worthy of impeachment for a lawfully-elected president of the United States to exercise his constitutional duty,” McEnany stated as she began her speech.
She went on to quote the Constitution regarding replacing Supreme Court Justices: “Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states that the president, ‘shall nominate’ Justices of the Supreme Court when a vacancy occurs, no matter the time, no matter the politics of the day, the president is the president.”
“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says that the president stops being the president in an election year,” McEnany continued.
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seemed to agree with her.
In 2016, in an interview discussing the Republicans’ refusal to vote on the nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, Ginsburg stated: “The president is elected for four years not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four.” Though she was speaking about a different circumstance, do her words not apply to this situation as well?
In another desperate move, the Democrats have also accused the president and Senate Republicans of disrespecting Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish. Reportedly, just before her death, the late Justice told her granddaughter that she wished to not be replaced until a new president is installed.
Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." https://t.co/FcYqBfhRl3
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) September 18, 2020
Somehow, the Democrats believe that a dying wish supersedes the authority of the president of the United States.