Stacey Abrams calls for packing SCOTUS after Dobbs decision

Toward the beginning of President Joe Biden’s presidency, a number of Democrats argued in favor of “packing” the Supreme Court after former President Donald Trump had the unprecedented opportunity to appoint three conservative justices to the high court’s bench.

While the argument took a back seat to other issues for the past year and a half, the issue is once again at the forefront after the high court delivered monumental blows to the left over the past week, especially the overturning of Roe v. Wade as a result of SCOTUS deciding on the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health case.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who’s trying for a second time to capture the governor’s mansion after losing the last time around, was not shy this week with regard to her calls to pack the high court to even the playing field for the radical left, Breitbart reported

Currently, the Supreme Court consists of six right-leaning justices and three left-leaning justices — a split that is now paying dividends to conservatives in a number of high-profile cases.

Abrams: “Nothing sacrosanct”

The Democratic candidate insisted that not even the Supreme Court is exempt from being changed. I know how the law works, and it is not up to President Biden. This is a choice that has to be made by our both executive and legislative branch, but I do think that we have to recognize there’s nothing sacrosanct about nine members on the United States Supreme Court, but that is a long-term question,” Abrams said.

She added: “What we have to focus on right now is the danger this Dobbs decision presents to the women in the state of Georgia and across the country.”

“As someone who is pro-choice and proudly pro-choice, I believe we need leaders right now who are willing to defend who we are and defend the women under our care,” she continued.

“I believe we need to do more, and I want the president to do more. I want our Congress to do more, but we have to recognize that the stage we are in right now is left to the states.”

Hilariously, and certainly, not surprisingly, Abrams added a call-to-action at the end of her rant that directs readers to her website where, surprise surprise, visitors are immediately bombarded with more calls-to-action to donate to Abrams’ campaign.

What would it take?

The U.S. Constitution gives Congress the power to determine how many justices sit on the Supreme Court.

Since Democrats are widely expected to lose majority control of the House, for sure, and possibly also the Senate, they would need to act on expanding the Supreme Court now, which is also unlikely given that campaign season is about to kick into full gear.

They would also need to convince several key moderate Democratic senators, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to change his stance on court-packing, which is also unlikely.

 

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