House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy weighed-in Thursday on the Democratic Party’s move to expand the Supreme Court; saying “never in his time in politics” did he ever believe “they would go this far.”
“We may not agree on much when it comes to policy. But President Biden and I certainly agree on this topic. It’s a terrible mistake to make. It may not be what the President believes today, but it’s what he said as a Senator,” said McCarthy.
“Never in my time in politics did I ever believe they would go this far,” he added.
— The Hill (@thehill) April 15, 2021
Congressman Jerry Nadler confused millions of Americans on the steps of the US Supreme Court Thursday afternoon; bizarrely asserting that Democrats are simply “unpacking” the court by adding four new Justices.
“Some people will say we’re packing the Court… We’re not packing it, we’re unpacking it!” claimed Nadler.
REP NADLER: "We're not packing the Supreme Court, we're unpacking it"pic.twitter.com/5gcbZuexfh
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 15, 2021
Progressive Congressman Mondaire Jones faced a similar backlash on social media Thursday after describing his party’s attempts to expand the Supreme Court as another example of “infrastructure.”
“Far Right Supreme Court majority is hostile to democracy itself. The fact is that if we want to save our Democracy we must act before it’s too late by restoring balance to the Supreme Court. Our Democracy faces its greatest threat since Jim Crow,” said Jones.
“The Far Right is at war with our Democracy. The Supreme Court has been an accomplice. They’ve been working to dismantle our Democracy for years,” he added.
Congressman @MondaireJones, who thinks packing the Supreme Court is “infrastructure”, says the "Far Right" Conservative Majority on the Supreme Court is "hostile to Democracy itself". pic.twitter.com/lJlnzVthu5
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 15, 2021
Abolish the filibuster, expand the Court, and save our democracy. https://t.co/4hqTMJZKux
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) April 15, 2021
Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.
— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) April 15, 2021
Watch Jones’ comments above.
COURT PACKING: What is It? Why Are the Democrats Promoting It? What Will Happen if Passed?
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.
BIDEN on COURT PACKING: If I Answer That Question, It Will Be ‘The Headline In Every One of Your Papers’
Former Vice President Joe Biden stumped in Phoenix Thursday alongside Kamala Harris; once-again refusing to say if he plans on packing the Supreme Court with additional justices should he win the White House.
“Some of you have covered national politics before. The rest of the world is laughing at us. It’s an embarrassment. It’s got to stop. You’ll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over. It’s a great question, and I don’t blame you for asking,” said Biden.
“The moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that!” he added.
"You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over." pic.twitter.com/uYEXZHHAp1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
Watch Biden’s comments above.