It’s been no secret that the Democrats have been butthurt over losing the activist edge their partisan referees in Black Robes kept giving to their legislation.
Now that Trump has the opportunity to appoint his third nominee — one that will finally tip the courts in favor of Originalist rather than Activist paradigms by either 6-3 or 5-4 (depending on how you count Roberts) — Democrats have been keenly aware of the loss of that political edge.
And, because that was the one way they could change the nation without putting anything to an actual vote that requires persuading the public will in a given issue, they have been looking for ways to regain it.
Democrats have been openly musing about ripping apart the existing way of doing things and replacing them with new alternatives that would favor their future endeavors to gain re-election. One such example is doing away with the Electoral college. Another is the addition of PR as a state, and possibly D.C.. (To hell with the Constitutional rationales for NOT having the seat of Government within any state of the Union.)
The other power grab they have been eyeing (under the guise of ‘reform’) is exactly the tactic that even Democrats slapped FDR’s hands for suggesting.
They want to add seat to the Supreme Court so they can pack them with Democrat Judges.
Republicans are drawing a line in the sand.
GOP House members filed a resolution on Tuesday to condemn Democrats’ plans to pack the Supreme Court if they can’t defeat President Trump’s next nominee on the Senate floor. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined Liz McDonald on Fox Business’s “The Evening Edit” to introduce the resolution to the public.
“The Republicans control the Senate, we control the White House, the president is following the law submitting a nominee to the Senate, the Senate is going to move forward with that nomination just like the Constitution says,” Jordan explained. “So the Democrats say, if you do that and we win back power, we’re going to change the rules. We’re going to add six new people to the court.”
“The court has been at nine for 151 years, so this is ridiculous. I think the American people understand that,” he added.
According to Jordan, every Republican on the House Judiciary Committee signed onto the resolution and he believes that it will gain even more traction with GOP House members.
“I think every single Republican in the House will probably sign on to this. As I said every single republican on the Judiciary Committee already has,” Jordan explained. “This is that kind of document. It helps create the debate, and make the argument, even bigger for the country to understand what the Democrats are trying to do.” —Federalist
For all the gratuitous appeals we are seeing Democrats make to her alleged ‘dying wish’ this seems a good time to remind them about their hero’s own public statements about packing SCOTUS.
“Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg told NPR in July 2019 about the Supreme Court. “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.”
“If anything would make the court look partisan,” Ginsburg added. “It would be that – one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we would have more people who would vote the way we want them to.’” —Federalist