House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), told reports Wednesday that should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), move forward with another attempt to impeach the President, he would bring a motion to the floor to remove her as Speaker of the House.
Pelosi has refused to say whether impeachment is off the table in the Democrats response to President Trump’s determination to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court caused by the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Speaking to ABC News’ This Week on the subject of options last Sunday, Pelosi said, “We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now.” She continued to say the Constitution requires that Congress “use every arrow in our quiver.”
“I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the President following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being Speaker,” McCarthy told reporters Wednesday. “She may think she has a quiver — we do too.”
The US Constitution mandates that any vacancy on the US Supreme Court be addressed without delay. Contrary to what Democrat leadership insists, the precedent of delaying action on filling vacancies on the Court is a contemporary action meant to give a political party an advantage going into an election year. There is no caveat for a delay in filling any vacancy in any branch of government in the Constitution.
“The president is supposed to move forward, and they will,” McCarthy said. “The Senate is supposed to take the action and they will — it’s their constitutional right and they are following through.” If Pelosi and House Democrats try to impeach the President, he continued, “we will take the movement to remove her from Speakership.”
The White House has indicated that President Trump will announce his nominee on Saturday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has said he intends to move forward with bring a vote on that nomination to the Senate floor without delay.