Since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and President Trump announcing that he would move to fill the seat quickly before the election, Democrats have been loudly urging the President and Senate Republicans to not vote to confirm a new justice.
Nancy Pelosi has even threatened impeachment of either President Trump or Attorney General William Barr as a way to halt the confirmation proceedings. Democrats keep saying that the next President should be the one to appoint the next justice, and to that Kayleigh McEnany says “Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states that the President ‘shall nominate’ justices to 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 the President stops being the President in an election year.”
Congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted a video from 2016 of Joe Biden vehemently requesting that a new justice be confirmed to the Supreme Court despite it being an election year. He quotes the Constitution saying, “The President shall, not may, shall nominate someone to the Supreme Court when there is a vacancy.
Pretty shocking that only four years ago Joe Biden believed that the President should do his job no matter what. But what changed? Watch the video below.