Democratic Senator Chris Coons doubled-down on his party’s threat to “pack the courts” if Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the election; saying the move might be necessary to “rebalance our federal judiciary.”
“If Barrett is confirmed and Democrats win back the Senate would you vote to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court if it came up for a vote? Is that something you would be in favor of?” Tapper asked.
“Well Jake, like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court,” Coons replied. “We have a few weeks here to see whether there are four Republicans who will step back from this precipice.”
“It is the Republican majority that’s responsible for racing forward with this extreme unqualified nominee, unqualified because of her extreme judicial philosophy and that is who should be bearing the brunt at the ballot box in this election,” Coons continued. “We need to focus on that and then if we happen to be in the fact pattern where we have a President Biden we’ll have to look at what the right steps are to rebalance our federal judiciary.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.
HARRIS DODGES: Kamala Gives History Lesson About Abe Lincoln When Asked About Packing the Court
Senator Kamala Harris -once again- refused to answer questions surrounding the Supreme Court during Wednesday night’s debate; reciting a history lesson about Abraham Lincoln when asked if Joe Biden will add more judges.
"Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election and it was 27 days before the election and a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court," Sen. Harris says at #vpdebate. "But, Honest Abe said, it's not the right thing to do. The American people deserve to make the decision." pic.twitter.com/JjrqREPaoq
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 8, 2020
Kamala Harris Refuses To Answer Question On Packing The Supreme Court https://t.co/UvyvrMpVAK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
“I think the American people really deserve an answer, Sen. Harris. Are you and Joe Biden going to pack the court if Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed?” asked Vice President Pence.
“The American people deserve to make the decision about who will be the next president of the United States,” said Harris.
“Abraham Lincoln was up for re-election and it was 27 days before the election and a seat became open on the United States Supreme Court… But, Honest Abe said, it’s not the right thing to do. The American people deserve to make the decision,” she added.
Watch Harris dodge the question above.
CHUCK ERUPTS: Schumer Says a Vote for Judge Barrett is a ‘Vote to Rip Away Health Care for Millions’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer viciously attacked President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday morning; saying a “vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions.”
“A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic,” Schumer posted on social media.
Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care.
A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic.#WhatsAtStake
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 13, 2020
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in recent weeks thrust the future of the Supreme Court into the national headlines and is now one of the most important issues heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats are privately planning on “packing the court” should Joe Biden win the White House in November and his party takes control of the Senate.
What is Court Packing?
The concept goes back to President Franklin Roosevelt, who suggested expanding the number of Supreme Court Justices from 9 to 15.
Such an action would not require a Constitutional Amendment, but a simple act of Congress.
Once passed, the current President would then nominate judges to fill the vacant seats; meaning Joe Biden could theoretically “pack the court” with six hand-selected judges in just one term.
The new progressive majority could have life-altering implications for our Freedom of Speech, the Second Amendment, religious liberties, abortion, and other issues.
Biden refuses to answer whether he supports “packing the courts” if Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the election; saying the American people will learn his position after November 3rd.
Read more about packing the courts here.