Democrats in both the Senate and the House are teaming up to introduce a bill to pack the Supreme Court:
🚨House and Senate Democrats are introducing a bill to PACK THE SUPREME COURThttps://t.co/TJHJ0s8c8J
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 15, 2021
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS PLAN to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure.
The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13 from the current nine. The number of justices on the Court, which is set by Congress, has fluctuated throughout the course of the nation’s history, before settling on nine in 1869.
The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, Subcommittee chair Hank Johnson, and freshman Rep. Mondaire Jones. In the Senate, the bill is being championed by Ed Markey of Massachusetts.
I hope they run on this next year. So bad. Because I believe it will be a political bloodbath in the House and the Senate with Republicans taking them both back in good numbers.
As I’ve pointed out before, both Manchin and Sinema oppose expanding the Supreme Court and getting rid of the filibuster. Short of a few Republican traitors joining the ranks of Democrats on a bill like this, it doesn’t stand a chance of passing.
Which makes it even more ridiculous that Democrats would even introduce it and politically risk so much before next year’s election.
But hey, more power to them. The polls clearly indicated last year that this is a big fat loser.