He saw the situation was getting out of control.
So he stepped in to ensure that no one would suffer from the Democrats’ decisions.
Now, Trump said two words that will give him the winning edge in the election.
Last Wednesday, Trump called a press conference in which he urged the Senate to nominate his pick for Supreme Court Justice as soon as possible.
The Democrats have been insisting the nomination and selection be postponed due to various reasons.
The Democrats claim they want to postpone the election of a new justice in order to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s supposed “last wish” that a new justice be appointed after the election.
However, this “last wish” story has no evidence to back it, as Ginsburg’s last words were not recorded or were not released to the public.
Additionally, this “last wish” story is only a cover for the Democrats’ true intentions.
They want to postpone the election of a new justice until they potentially have control of both the House and the Senate.
If they wait until after the election, this might be the case.
This would allow them to have complete control over any new justice that will be appointed, ensuring that they have more power in the Supreme Court.
Biden has even stepped into the argument, threatening Trump that he will pack the Court if the nomination and election are not postponed.
However, Trump has made the decision to forge again against the tide the Democrats have created.
He insisted that he wants the Court at full strength to repel the “scam” the Democrats plan to pull in the 2020 election.
The White House pool report said that he stated:
“’I think this will end up in the Supreme Court and I think it’s very important that we have nine justices, and I think the system is going to go very quickly. I’ll be submitting at five o’clock on Saturday the name of the person that I chose for the most important of all positions.’”
Despite the enormous amount of pushback from the Democrats, Trump is not bowing to their demands.
In addition to these comments, Trump addressed the concern that there is not enough time to properly select a new justice.
Tyler O’Neil of PJMedia relayed the President’s remarks about those concerns:
“Trump argued that ‘we have a lot of time’ to confirm a justice. If the president submits his nomination on Saturday, he will have 38 days before Election Day. The Senate has confirmed two justices in a time period shorter than that: the body took 19 days to confirm John Paul Stevens and another 33 days to confirm Sandra Day O’Connor. The Senate confirmed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in only 42 days.”
The President is not facing a new situation.
Over 22 presidents before him have faced the exact same scenario, Obama included.
They all followed the Constitution and went ahead with their selections, electing new justices before the presidential election.
There is no reason for Trump to not do the same.