Lord, help us…
The Constitution grants Congress the power to set the number of Supreme Court justices.
So the Democratic Party, which doesn’t care much for the constitution to begin with, is about to do something outrageous:
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS PLAN to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure.
The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13 from the current nine. The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson, and first-term Rep. Mondaire Jones. In the Senate, the bill is being championed by Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
The number of justices on the court, which is set by Congress, has fluctuated throughout the course of the nation’s history, reaching as many as 10 seats before settling on nine in 1869. In 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that if Hillary Clinton were elected, the Republican Senate should keep Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat empty, effectively bringing the number of justices down to eight.
Republicans currently hold six seats, while Democrats hold just three. Republicans were able to solidify control of the court under former President Donald Trump, after first refusing to advance Merrick Garland’s nomination under former President Barack Obama and then confirming Justice Neil Gorsuch after Trump’s election. Then after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died last September, Republicans threw out the procedures they had previously embraced and confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett in a matter of weeks.
After Trump’s nomination of Barrett, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced pressure to stop her confirmation by any means necessary. When those myriad options fell short and Barrett was pushed through, the conversation turned to expanding the court.The Intercept
As you can see, adding four more Justices would bring the total to 13, something that has never occured in U.S. history.
Progressive President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to pack the court with his Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, but that ultimately failed, as the Democratic Party of that era had enough patriotism and clear headedness to stall the bill and kill it.
Thank you, Henry F. Ashurst.
But now, America is once again facing this tyrannical move from Democrats that breaks precedent by a mile while giving their far left agenda even more leverage.
Come hell or high water, the Democrats appear set on packing the court.
If they don’t succeed through the legislature, Joe Biden is also looking at court packing. Everyone knows Joe loves his executive orders.
In April, President Joe Biden created a commission to study possible reforms to the court, including adding seats. This past October, Biden promised to create such a commission if elected, saying the judicial system was “getting out of whack,” but said, “It’s not about court packing.”The Intercept
Sure, Joe. Whatever you say.
Republicans, deplorables and conservatives are voicing their opposition on Twitter:
Are you ready to have four leftwing loonies added to the Supreme Court? Tell us what you think in the comments.