Filmmaker Michael Moore does not want President Trump to be able to appoint a second Supreme Court Justice. After first appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch to replace the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, Trump will have a second chance to appoint another one to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
While the president has yet to appoint someone to the post, Moore, during a segment on Real Time with Bill Maher said he and the Democrat Party need to “find ways” to stop the appointment by the congressional elections in November.
When pressed on what ideas he could come up with, the filmmaker said he will bring a large group of people to the United States Capitol and said he would stand in the way of the eventual candidate.
While he did not specify what he would do besides stand there, Moore emphasized the importance of stopping the candidate.
Check it out, per Mediaite:
“Listen, the Senate right now is 50-49. Sadly, McCain will not be able to vote, so it’s a 50-49 vote,” Moore declared. “C’mon! We’ve got to push it off til after November.”
“And I don’t trust every Democrat,” Maher told Moore.
“We’ve got to hold the Democratic seats we have, but look, 90% of incumbents are always returned,” Moore continued. “The Democrats in Montana and North Dakota, West Virginia, they’ve got to do their job, they’ll do their job. Our job is to win Nevada, Arizona, and Tennessee and they could all be won!”
Maher pushed back, insisting the confirmation will take place before the midterms in 2018, but the documentary filmmaker stressed that they need to “find ways” to prevent that.
Moore said his conglomerate of people literally standing in the way, outside of the Capitol, could somehow make a difference.
“I’ll join a million other people surrounding the United States Capitol,” Moore said. “I will stand there. I will put my- Bill, let me tell you something. If this judge goes through, for at least the rest of our lives, it’s a right-wing court. That’s it. It’s over.”
Moore also joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and similarly commented that people needed to get more involved with resisting Trump.
As Daily Mail reports, Moore said that people should put their “bodies on the line” to stop the president.
During the interview, Moore said the condition on the country with Trump leading the helm is dangerous: “Look, we’re in deep, deep trouble here.”
“He plans to be re-elected, he loves the term ‘president for life.’ The only way that we’re going to stop this is eventually we’re all going to have to put our bodies on the line,” he added.
Moore specified that violence was not the answer, but actions were necessary, per Daily Mail:
The liberal filmmaker went on to address the political divide in the US, saying Democrats have traditionally been ‘so wimpy and weak’ and now ‘ a few people want to stand up and say, I’ve had enough, that’s it.’
‘We don’t have to be violent, we have to remain nonviolent,’ he said.