OCASIO-CORTEZ MULLS ANOTHER IMPEACHMENT FOR TRUMP
Democrats are mulling another impeachment of US President Donald Trump for insisting that he has an obligation to name a Supreme Court (SC) justice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last September 18, 2020.
On Sunday, September 19, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a press briefing to discuss options for blocking Republicans from filling the vacancy left by Ginsburg’s death, Charles Davis wrote for New York Times on September 22, 2020.
The Washington Post, CNN, NBC, MSNBC and CBS all reported that Ocasio-Cortez, in response to a reporter's question, said Congress should not rule out impeachment of either US Attorney General Bill Barr or President Donald Trump, which would delay any Senate confirmation vote. "It's extraordinarily important that we understand the stakes of this vacancy," Ocasio-Cortez said. The White House has denounced another impeachment for Trump as “a power grab.”
Impeachment is an option left for the Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who have pleaded for Trump not to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg in deference to the deceased jurist’s dying wish and in consonance with the belief of Sen. Lindsey Graham in 2016 that no SC magistrate must be named during an election year. It was used to justify the Republican-dominate Senate’s refusal to hold a hearing on Merrick Garland, former President Obama’s nominee to replace the deceased Justice Antonin Scalia.
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