Appearing on Fox Business on Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence suggested that Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-named Supreme Court nominee should be allowed to skip a Senate Judiciary hearing and be immediately confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Pence said the nominee should get a committee hearing, but only “if needs be.”
Pence’s comments come after Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed that the Republicans in the Senate will confirm the nominee no matter who it is.
Insisting that Trump has “a duty” under “the Constitution to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court,” Pence said, “we respect the role of the Senate to advise and consent but President Trump truly believes that the Senate should move thoroughly thoughtfully and quickly and and move to consideration a hearing, if needs be and ultimately to a floor vote because we you know we have, we have major issues in the country today.”
What are the major Supreme Court issues?
“You know, Lou with all of the talk about universal unsolicited mail and validating where we see states around the country that are now, extending the deadline,” Pence said, referring to President Trump’s lie that voting by mail will make the election “rigged.”
“There is a possibility that election issues may come before the Supreme Court in the days following the election and all the more reason why we should have nine justices on the Supreme Court to, to be able to resolve any issues that may arise then or on any other matters.”
It appears that Trump’s plan is to pack a Supreme Court with justices that will hand him an election win.
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Mike Pence urges the Senate to confirm SCOTUS nominee quickly, with "a hearing if needs be," because there may be litigation following the election pic.twitter.com/FHjqfxu8iC
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) September 22, 2020