PUBLISHED: 03:29, Wed, Sep 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 03:29, Wed, Sep 23, 2020
The US President is ambitious to get a Republican-approved Supreme Court replacement before the election in November. Mr Trump told a rally of supporters in Ohio that he was the only president in the world that could be impeached “for filling a seat”.
He added: “Go ahead, I want them to do that.”
Mr Trump said he is “’constitutionally obligated” to nominate a new justice.
The Republicans and the president want to push for a replacement before the White House could change leadership in November.
But Democrats are claiming it is too close to the presidential election.
Donald Trump told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to impeach him again (Image: getty)
Nancy Pelosi wants to stall a Supreme Court vote to decide Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement (Image: getty)
Members from the Democratic party have highlighted how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in 2016 before the presidential election.
Mr Obama chose Mr Garland a month after the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Monday, Mr Trump confirmed that his replacement choice will be a woman.
The president said he will announce his pick on Friday or Saturday.
Donald Trump is pushing for a Republican-approved replacement before the election (Image: getty)