Donald Trump told the press on Tuesday that he wants to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court before the election because he says it will be a “scam.”
While ranting about mail-in voting, Trump told reporters that he wants the Supreme Court to make sure the election isn’t rigged.
“We need nine justices. You need that with the unsolicited millions of ballots that they’re sending. It’s a scam. It’s a hoax,” Trump falsely claimed. “Everybody knows that. And the Democrats know it better than anybody else.”
“So you’re going to need nine justices up there, I think it’s going to be very important,” he continued. “Because what they’re doing is a hoax, with the ballots, they’re sending out tens of millions of ballots, unsolicited — not where they’re being asked, but unsolicited.”
“And that’s a hoax and you’re going to need to have nine justices. So doing it before the election would be a very good thing, because you’re going to probably see it,” Trump argued. “Because what they’re doing is trying to sow confusion and everything else.”
The President says we need to have nine justices on the Supreme Court because “What they’re doing is a hoax with the ballots” pic.twitter.com/yue1Ozm0GO
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 22, 2020
Trump’s remarks drew backlash:
Trump openly admits his rush to fill the seat is so SCOTUS backs his attempts to steal the election. https://t.co/JiwZdAiwkJ
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 22, 2020
If this is Trump’s game plan, it’s a stretch tbh. If Trump loses to Biden by a wide margin, he’ll have to get election officials in key states he lost to collude with him cry fake fraud. He’d then have to convince SCOTUS to agree with his lies and overturn the results.
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) September 22, 2020
Trump straight out confessing he plans to steal the election through SCOTUS if he loses the votes.
We are in REAL trouble, folks. https://t.co/vlctvUHKct
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) September 22, 2020
Trump wants this justice for two reasons: one for bragging rights, and the primary reason is that he thinks they can and will hand a close election to him. And he will fully expect them to do that, no matter what the law says. https://t.co/3k5bHhSmct
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) September 22, 2020