“None of us has any curiosity in shutting down authorities, that has such a dangerous and shameful affect on so many individuals in our nation,” Pelosi advised ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.”

Requested if there was any method the Democrats might decelerate Senate Republicans, Pelosi mentioned Sunday, “Everybody to get on the market and vote.” And pressed once more on what Democrats could do, the Home speaker mentioned: “We’ve our choices. We’ve arrows in our quiver that I am not about to debate proper now.”

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump, lower than 24 hours following the 87-year-old justice’s dying, had been engaged in a stress marketing campaign to carry the Republican convention collectively and push a nominee by means of the Senate Judiciary Committee and to a full Senate vote earlier than the tip of the yr.
Democrats, in the meantime, started discussing their choices Saturday, with senators all vowing a livid battle to maintain the seat vacant till subsequent yr when a brand new Senate convenes and when Joe Biden could occupy the White Home. Whereas no particular plan of action was detailed, Democrats mentioned they deliberate to have interaction in an all-out battle to cease the nomination in its tracks by pressuring 4 Republicans to interrupt ranks.

On Sunday, Pelosi mentioned Trump is pushing to fill Ginsburg’s seat so rapidly as a result of Supreme Courtroom oral arguments on the Inexpensive Care Act start on November 10.

“The President thinks this is not about coronavirus, it’s. The President is dashing to make some form of a choice as a result of he, November 10 is when the oral arguments start on the Inexpensive Care Act. He does not need to crush the virus. He needs to crush the Inexpensive Care Act,” she mentioned.

A number of Democrats have referred to as for an enlargement of the Supreme Courtroom if a nominee is pushed by means of earlier than the following President and the Democrats obtain a majority within the Senate.

Requested whether or not Democrats would think about including extra seats to the Supreme Courtroom if Trump’s nominee is authorised and Biden wins the 2020 election, Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer mentioned at a information convention Sunday night that “every little thing is on the desk” if Democrats win a majority.

“Effectively, it is going to be a choice that’s…involves the Senate. We first must win the bulk earlier than that may occur. However as soon as we win the bulk, God keen, every little thing is on the desk,” Schumer mentioned.

Pelosi, although, didn’t remark instantly on the suggestion earlier Sunday, saying, “Our foremost purpose and I believe Ruth Bader Ginsburg would need that to be to guard the integrity of the election.”

“Let’s simply win this election,” she mentioned. “Let’s hope that the President will see the sunshine.”

This story has been up to date with feedback from Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer.

CNN’s Maeve Reston and Manu Raju contributed to this report.