As Democrats try to pack the high court to inflict socialism on the nation, they forget about Newton’s Third Law. In fact, this issue will bring Republicans of all stripes together in alliance and GOP coffers will runneth over.
And moderate Democrats in swing House districts who vote for this? They have the lovely choice of voting for it and losing their next general or not voting for it and getting primaried by the hard left. Oh fun. The GOP attack started on Wednesday.
“Democrats are launching a full assault on the independence of the federal judiciary. Republicans will stop them,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-CO, said in a tweet.
Democrats are launching a full assault on the independence of the federal judiciary. Republicans will stop them. https://t.co/k9oC3ZXqOq
— Ken Buck (@BuckForColorado) April 15, 2021
“This is such a fantastic gift to the NRSC,” said Matt Whitlock, a former staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). “And making it a bill instead of a Senate rules process means we get to get moderate House D’s on the record on it too. Just a fantastic turn of events.”
Democrat Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-NY, announced the bill at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court. Thanks Mondaire!
“Republicans packed the court when Mitch McConnell held Merrick Garland’s seat open nearly a year before an election, then confirmed Amy Coney Barrett days before the next election. Disarming the Court’s radical right-wing majority would correct this injustice,” Jones said Thursday. Jones also said Wednesday that expanding the Supreme Court ‘is infrastructure.’ ” I see. So merely filling a judicial vacancy is court packing. And everything is infrastructure. Wow. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
“He doesn’t even mean this is a parody, which is what makes it great. His moderate Democrat colleagues facing tough races next year won’t thank him for this stunt,” Whitlock added.
Justice Stephen Breyer spoke last week and opposed court packing. “My experience of more than 30 years… as a judge has shown me that once men and women take the judicial oath they take that oath to heart. They are loyal to the rule of law, not to the political party that helped to secure their appointment. These considerations convince me that it is wrong to think of the court as just another political institution and it is doubly wrong to think of its members as junior league politicians..Structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that latter perception, further eroding that trust. There is no shortcut.”
“The Left and the liberal dark money groups that support them won’t stop agitating to pack the Court,” said JCN President Carrie Severino. “They won’t be satisfied with a report from a commission. They want to pack the Court with politicians in robes who will advance their radical agenda.”