House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday that she would not rule out launching impeachment proceedings to try to block President Trump and Senate Republicans from quickly filling the vacancy left on the Supreme Court by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now,” the California Democrat said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“Arrows in our quiver”???? (eye roll)
Host George Stephanopoulos had asked her about the possibility of launching impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump or Attorney General William P. Barr in the post-election lame-duck session of Congress as a way to stall a high court confirmation process.
“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,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “When we weigh the equities, protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”
However, Mrs. Pelosi suggested that Democrats would not try to use the end-of-month deadline to fund the federal government past September as leverage in the Supreme Court fight.
“Well, none of us has any interest in shutting down government,” she said. “There is some enthusiasm … on the left to say let’s use that, but we’re not going to be shutting down government.”