House Democrats are about to introduce legislation expanding the Supreme Court from nine justices to thirteen in an attempt to pack the court and eliminate the current conservative leaning majority, as Fox News reports:
Supporters of the proposal plan to hold a news conference on the steps of the Supreme Court building. They include U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps. Jerry Nadler and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, and Hank Johnson of Georgia.
Given Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate, the legislation could allow the party to supersede the court’s current conservative majority by “packing” the Court with liberal justices.
Some Republicans quickly derided the proposal.
“Does expanding the Supreme Court count as infrastructure too?” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote on Twitter.
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Jones responded simply: “Yes,” with a heart emoji.
“Imagine if we reduced the number from nine to five and just kept the Republicans. You guys would go crazy,” Jordan added, according to the Washington Times.
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., also criticized the court plan in a proposed amendment for a bill addressing possible reparations for African-Americans, the outlet reported.
“The idea of packing the Supreme Court is so dangerous, we have to address it now,” Johnson wrote.
Spokespeople for the Democratic backers of the proposal did not respond Wednesday night to Fox News’ requests for further details.
The legislation will propose expanding the court to 13 justices, from nine, The Intercept reported Wednesday.
The Supreme Court has had nine justices since the 19th century, though the number of justices is not specified in the Constitution.
Democrats barely “won” the last election yet they are acting like they won a huge mandate to change the country permanently and they are going full speed ahead.
If they go through with this the USA will no longer be recognizable or livable for conservatives, but that is entirely the point.
ARTICLE SOURCE : thefederalistpapers.org