Trump Says He’d Fill Supreme Court Vacancies as Lame Duck President: ‘Why Not? The Democrats Would’
President Donald Trump said that even when his presidency nears its eventual end, he would take any opportunity to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court.
In a wide-ranging Tuesday radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, Trump was asked “in the last five months of this term, for the last five months of your second term if you get one, would you make a nomination to fill a vacancy that occurred on the Supreme Court?” Trump’s answer: “Absolutely, I’d do it. Sure. It depends…”
“You know, I don’t know what you’re talking about, time, but if you’re talking about if something were to happen now, no, I would move quickly,” Trump went on. “Why not? I mean, they would. The Democrats would if they were in this position.”