During the most recent episode of his “Rumble with Michael Moore” podcast, filmmaker and progressive activist Moore called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to shut down the government in order to prevent Republicans from filling the Supreme Court Vacancy left by the death of Justice Ginsburg.
Moore said “You have to do something that the Republicans have been doing for decades,” directing his advice to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“For the first time, you have to block the continuing resolution that funds the government and just let it shut down,” Moore continued.
“Shut the whole damn thing down. Shut the government down, so they do not have the funds to try to ram through this person they want to get on the Supreme Court before Trump’s gone,” Moore added.
Meanwhile, appearing on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not discuss shutting the government down but did not dismiss the idea of impeaching President Trump a second time as a stalling tactic.
Stephanopoulos asked “You want people to get out and vote. And even that’s no guarantee that the White House and Senate Republicans won’t try to push through a Supreme Court nomination in a lame-duck session even if Joe Biden wins on November 3rd, even if Democrats win, pick up seats in the House, and maybe even the Senate. So what can you do then? Some have mentioned the possibility if they try to push through a nominee in a lame-duck session that you and the House can move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination.”
Pelosi responded “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made. So right now, our main goal and I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg would want that to be to protect the integrity of the election, that we protect the American people from the coronavirus.”