President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday the 2020 presidential election "will end up in the Supreme Court." And he suggested that's one of the reasons he is pushing so strongly to fill the vacant seat before the Nov. 3 election. (Sept. 23)
- It's so important you believe to have a full complement at the Supreme Court--
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, it's a great question. A very fair question. Yes, I think it's very important. 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 5:00 on Saturday the name of the person I chose for this most important of all positions. And I think we should go very quickly. You see the Republicans are very united.
As far as timing is concerned, we were elected. We have a lot of time. One justice was picked in 19 days, 19 days. We could do four at that rate, or five. Now we have a lot of time. You know, before the election, and then you have after the election too. But in terms of time, we go to January 20th.
But I think it's better if you go before the election, because I think this scam that the Democrats are pulling-- it's a scam. The scam will be before the United States Supreme Court. And I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation, if you get that.
I don't know that you'd get that. I think it should be 8-0 or 9-0. But just in case it would be more political than it should be, I think it's very important to have a ninth justice.