Democrats are going to take control of the U.S. Supreme Court by adding justices. It’s not exactly cheating, but it isn’t ethical either.
Congressional Democrats advanced a bill Thursday that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, Breitbart reported. This could tip the current 6-3 balance that is in favor of originalists.
Last week, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to create a bipartisan commission to examine the issue but wanted to wait for their findings before proceeding, Fox News reported. “He’s gonna wait for that to play out and wait to read that report,” Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, said Thursday.
However, Democratic lawmakers went forward with their proposal to increase the number of justices to 13. Members of the House Judiciary Committee and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) made their announcement in front of the high court.
Markey said the Supreme Court was currently “broken” and “needs to be fixed” in his remarks about the proposed Judiciary Act of 2021. “Expanding the Supreme Court rights the wrongs the Republicans have done to this great court,” Markey said. “Expanding the Supreme Court is equal justice and will ensure equal justice is dispensed to all Americans.”
The bill would need to pass Congress but has no hope without abolishing the filibuster, so Markey had a solution for that too. “We must expand the court, and we must abolish the filibuster to do it,” Markey said.
Democrats have held a grudge against Republicans for blocking former President Barack Obama’s pick, Merrick Garland. They were pushed over the edge by the very conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation in the waning days of former President Donald Trump’s administration.
The left doesn’t seem to care if what they’re doing is ethical. They’re after a power grab, and packing the court is just the latest way to ensure their radical policies will be adopted — even against the will of their own voters.