It looks like Democrats in the House and Senate are gearing up for some new legislation. They are looking to introduce a bill that would stack the U.S. Supreme Court, increasing the current number of justices from nine to thirteen. It would be a shame if this plan backfired and a REPUBLICAN got to appoint a large amount of right-leaning justices, but I digress.
Anyhow, the plan to pack the court was first reported by Ryan Grim, who is a reporter of The Intercept on Wednesday. Additionally, this bill is now sponsored by Senator Ed Markey (D) Massachusetts and the House sponsors the bill under the dubious leadership of Representative Jerry Nadler of New York.
One of the main catalysts for far-left partisans to begin pushing for an expanded U.S. Supreme Court would be in the fact that when the ultra-left Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, President Trump replaced her with the highly-conservative Amy Coney Barrett.
Of course, President Joe Biden had refused to say prior to the election if he was going to support the plan, but there is no question that Democrats appear to be eager to rush headlong into this agenda.
NBC News also confirmed this report, saying that there was a contentious interaction between Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jerry Nadler.
Like the typical Democrat coward that Nadler is, he refused to even answer the question and instead falsely accused Jordan of acting inappropriately.
However, Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones was not as shy to admit that there was indeed a court-packing plan. Take a look at his spin:
“Our Democracy is under assault, and I think that the Supreme Court is the entity that has dealt the sharpest blows. If we are going to restore power to the people, we have to do what we can to #ExpandTheCourt. That’s why I am now going to introduce the Judiciary Act of 2021 with @RepJerryNadler, @RepHankJohnson and @SenMarkey so that we can add four more seats to SCOTUS,” Representative Jones tweeted.
The Supreme Court has had nine members since 1869, and so it hasn’t been expanded for over 150 years.
In 1937, Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested that he might increase the members of the court with jurists who would support his unconstitutional strategies for ending the Great Depression. However, members of his own party balked at the plan and that made him abandon the “court packing” brainstorm of his.
Are you looking for the U.S. Supreme Court to expand sometime soon? Well, don’t bet the farm on it. There are plenty of moderate Democrat who are hesitant to stand behind far-left legislation.
What do you think? Your comments would be appreciated!