In a move certain to make liberal heads spin, President Trump before an impressive crowd at a Fayetteville, NC rally suggested that his Supreme Court Justice Nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be a woman.
“It will be a woman. A very talented, very brilliant woman.” Trump said. “I think it should be a woman. I actually like women much more than I like men.”
Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One to North Carolina that his pick would likely be announced next week.
President Trump also asserted his right to nominate a new justice before the election. “Article II of the Constitution says the president shall nominate justices of the Supreme Court. I don’t think it can be any more clear, can it?”
“It says the president, we’re supposed to fill the seat. That’s what we’re going to do.”
A chant broke out among the crowd multiple times throughout the night: “Fill that seat, fill that seat!”
Trump said that a Supreme Court seat was vacated during an election year or prior to inauguration 29 times throughout history. “Every sitting president made a nomination,” he said.
Trump turned to his opponent Joe Biden. He said that Democrats were “trying to delay” coronavirus vaccine approval to “give sleepy Joe the credit.”
“If we had listened to Joe Biden [on coronavirus] hundreds of thousands more Americans would have died,” he said.
Earlier on Saturday, Trump said Republicans should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “without delay.”
“@GOP We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning.
“We have this obligation, without delay!” he added.
According to a recent poll conducted just a few days ago – an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with the president on the issue.
The Marquette Law School national survey found that solid majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents indicated that if a seat was vacated during an election year that hearings should take place.
“In this poll, conducted in the days before Ginsburg’s death, a substantial majority of respondents of both parties say that if a vacancy occurred during the 2020 election year, the Senate should hold hearings on a nominee, with 67 percent saying hearings should be held and 32 percent saying they should not be held,” Marquette Law School said. “Views on holding hearings do not vary much by partisanship.”
The poll found that 68 percent of Republicans, 71 percent of Independents, and 63 percent of Democrats indicated that there should be hearings held if a seat became vacated during a presidential election year.
This doesn’t exactly help the Democrats who are actively trying to trample on the constitution by blocking President Trump from nominating a new justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The most recent member added to the Supreme Court, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, faced a heavy amount of pushback from the Democrats who attempted to slander him with baseless allegations. Kavanaugh’s confirmation took a total of 89 days which is well above the average confirmation time.