Democrats justify court-packing efforts with vow to restore ‘balance’: ‘We do it by adding 4 seats’

Flanked by fellow Democrats outside the Supreme Court building, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) officially announced on Thursday his party’s plans to “pack” and expand the nation’s high court, in what other Dems have admitted is an effort to “undo” a shift in the court’s ideological balance brought on by the GOP.

Nadler’s justification for the long-anticipated move was couched in thinly veiled political rhetoric that many said bordered on nonsensical. “We’re not packing [the court], we’re unpacking it,” he explained, according to the Daily Caller.

Dems try to justify court-packing efforts

Nadler was joined by Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Mondaire Jones (D-NY), as well as Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who claimed Republicans had somehow “stolen” two Supreme Court seats.

“We can undo the damage that the Republicans have done by restoring balance. And we do it by adding four seats to the court to create a 13-member Supreme Court,” Markey said, according to Breitbart.

This is a more audacious form of an argument Democrats have been making the past several years: by shifting the Supreme Court to the right, former President Donald Trump somehow “corrupted” the institution. Apparently, the Supreme Court’s purpose is to rubber-stamp whatever liberals want.

More recently, Democrats have sought to change the definition of court-packing from expanding the Supreme Court, as has been commonly understood, to simply filling vacant seats. That would make Trump, who constitutionally filled three such vacancies, guilty as charged.

“Sen. [Mitch] McConnell and Republicans packed the court over the last couple of years as Senator Markey outlined. This is a reaction to that,” Nadler said, according to the Daily Caller.

Can’t win the game? Change the rules

President Joe Biden recently formed an academic “commission” to “study” potential reforms to the high court, including adding justices, but many see the move as essentially bogus, an attempt to provide a veneer of legitimacy to a partisan power grab.

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would not bring Nadler’s legislation to a vote Thursday, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speculated that she is simply demurring until the time is right to put the pedal to the metal.

“I think she’s waiting for the commission that the president of the United States put in place, which I think is very biased to the left, and when that commission comes back and recommends they pack the court, then she’ll bring the bill to the floor,” he said, according to the New York Post.

Some have noted that Democrats including Markey said that the court “needs nine” in 2016, when they were agitating for then-Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

However, it seems Democrats have made their intentions pretty clear, and they’re not ashamed of their own hypocrisy.

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7 Responses

  1. People with brains know that the Democrats are full of crap, and Nadler might be the most full of it! Who votes for an idiot like Nadler anyway?!

  2. Nadler is a low life lying Hypocrite POS That should have been kicked out our government years ago. We need to have term limits in order to keep a/holes like Nadler from trying to Destroy our government with their communistic ways.

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  4. Generally speaking, I don’t hate anyone. I may dislike some people intensively, but not hate. The fist months of Democrats has caused me to hate several of the people in the Biden administration. Not necessarily Joe Biden because his is being played as a fool. But the people around him are total pieces of you know what. Our country would be better off without them.

  5. Jesse don’t know you but agree with you totally, they are so power hungry . Wonder when they are going to try and do us like cows and dogs, try and chip us, I’m not a fan at all, don’t care for injections either, guess I will rebel.

  6. Shout out to everyone! Biden is not our President he is illegitimate!!! Any order coming from this Treasonous Satanist Administration should add another nail in there coffins !!!

  7. NO PACKING THE COURT YOU DISGUSTING DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This has nothing to do with anything for WE THE PEOPLE it has all to do with your greed & hate for AMERICA!!

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