After President Trump released an urgent statement on court-packing (see below), news tonight is being reported that Democrats plan to pack the Supreme Court with four new Justices. This comes after Biden recently announced a ‘Blue Ribbon’ panel of several dozen bipartisan experts to debate adding Justices to the Supreme Court. Is this another head fake from the Biden administration? It sure looks like it!
According to The Intercept, Democrats plan to unveil legislation on Thursday to add four Justices bringing the total number to 13.
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.
Senator Tom Cotton weighed in to say that this move by Democrats would “destroy” the Supreme Court:
Packing the Supreme Court would destroy the Supreme Court.
The Democrats will do anything for power.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 15, 2021
STATEMENT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP ON SCOTUS COURT PACKING BY DEMOCRATS:
“Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Supreme Court of the United States, after showing that they didn’t have the courage to do what they should have done on the Great Presidential Election Fraud of 2020, was PACKED by the same people, the Radical Left Democrats (who they are so afraid of!), that they so pathetically defended in not hearing the Election Fraud case,” Trump said.
“Now there is a very good chance they will be diluted (and moved throughout the court system so that they can see how the lower courts work), with many new Justices, added to the Court, far more than has been reported,” the statement added. “There is also a good chance that they will be term-limited.”
“We had 19 states go before the Supreme Court who were, shockingly, not allowed to be heard,” Trump continued. “Believe it or not, the President of the United States was not allowed to be heard based on ‘no standing,’ not based on the FACTS.”
“The Court wouldn’t rule on the merits of the great Election Fraud, including the fact that local politicians and judges, not State Legislatures, made major changes to the Election—which is in total violation of the United States Constitution,” the former president went on. “Our politically correct Supreme Court will get what they deserve—an unconstitutionally elected group of Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country.”
“With leaders like Mitch McConnell, they are helpless to fight,” Trump concluded. “He didn’t fight for the Presidency, and he won’t fight for the Court. If and when this happens, I hope the Justices remember the day they didn’t have courage to do what they should have done for America.”