As U.S. Senate Republicans pave the way for a vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s forthcoming nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats on Capitol Hill are weighing their options.
For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), her chamber’s response could include another effort to impeach the president, as reported by Breitbart.
“Every day of the week”
Pelosi’s remarks came during a recent podcast interview in the wake of Ginsburg’s death and a brewing political battle over when to consider a candidate to replace her. Host Kara Swisher, a reporter for The New York Times, asked whether another bite at the impeachment apple might be among the Democratic Party’s response to the president and his agenda.
“Well, we can impeach him every day of the week for anything he does,” the speaker said.
Pelosi went on to tie the president’s actions directly to the reported 200,000 deaths caused by the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting that they could serve as grounds for a second impeachment trial. Swisher pressed further, asking why she had not taken such steps.
“Well, because look, the American people want to know what we’re doing that affects them directly,” Pelosi responded.
Of course, the partisan criticism of Trump’s pandemic response typically downplays or ignores his declaration of a national emergency, travel restrictions, and even early recommendations that Americans wear some form of face coverings.
“A complete henchman”
Meanwhile, Democratic Party leaders in several states enacted policies that have been linked to possible COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths — especially within nursing homes.
Pelosi also used the opportunity to disparage Attorney General William Barr over his actions since taking office.
She called him “a complete henchman” and “a disgrace to the office he holds,” but contended that the president represents the bigger threat.
“He shouldn’t even be a lawyer,” Pelosi said of the attorney general. “He should be disbarred. We’ve held him in contempt of Congress. But he is an employee, and the villain here is Donald Trump. And that is what we have to do is to make sure that he is not reelected.”
Democratic leaders are quick to accuse the GOP of using dirty political tricks even as they form their own plans for partisan revenge.