Happening Now: The Democrats are doing everything within their power to try and pack the United States Supreme Court. Here are the latest developments.
“Republicans recoiled Wednesday night and Thursday morning over a bill some Democrats are proposing to pack the Supreme Court, calling it an “assault” on judicial independence,” according to Fox News.
“But they also predicted that the move would prove unpopular and help Republicans in the midterm elections.
“‘Democrats are launching a full assault on the independence of the federal judiciary. Republicans will stop them,’ Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said in a tweet.
“‘This is such a fantastic gift to the NRSC,’ added 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.’
“Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.; House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.; Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga.; and Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y.; will announce the bill at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court.
“The legislation would expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats. There are currently nine seats on the court. That number has remained the same since 1869.”
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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