‘Thanks Mitt!’: Trump Praises Romney For Supporting Him On Vacant SCOTUS Seat Vote
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump thanked Senator Mitt Romney for saying he would support a Senate vote on his Supreme Court nominee choice.
“He was very good today, I have to tell you, he was good,” Trump said during his rally Tuesday night in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. “Now I’m happy. Thank you Mitt. Thank you.”
Trump: We’re going to make a play for New York. With Pennsylvania, I don’t have to make a play. We’ve got Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/wAy19Vdcm8
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 23, 2020
Romney said in a statement on Tuesday, “The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees. Accordingly, I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee.”
“If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney added.
My statement regarding the current Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/6YO0dPWWXc
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 22, 2020
Trump Calls Out Romney For His Impeachment Vote
But Trump did remind his rally supporters that one Republican senator voted for one of the House’s articles of “fake impeachment” against the President.
“Who was the half? I can’t imagine” Trump said, without naming Romney.
Trump praised Republicans for generally being unified regarding his upcoming Supreme Court pick to fill the vacant seat left by the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
I was honored to be back in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with thousands of loyal, hardworking American Patriots. This election is a choice between Pennsylvania & China. If Biden wins, China wins. When we win, Pennsylvania Wins, and AMERICA WINS! #MAGA https://t.co/GTSNoUDpHf
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2020
‘We’re Going To Pick An Incredible, Brilliant Woman And Watch The Abuse She Will Take’
But Trump also alluded to two Republicans who have publicly said whoever wins the election should make the choice – Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.
“There’s always got to be the two, those two,” Trump said.
President Trump said again that he planned to announce his SCOTUS pick on Saturday.
“We’re going to pick an incredible, brilliant woman and watch the abuse she will take,” Trump said, predicting Democratic opposition will be fierce during the confirmation hearings.
HUGE crowds in PA showing up for President Trump!
Pennsylvania is Trump country ??pic.twitter.com/0cHKJ7Rdng
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) September 22, 2020