In what could be seen as political payback, leftist activist and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ sister, Federal Judge Leslie Abrams Gardner, could replace liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer or could be added to the Supreme Court in the much-discussed Democrat court-packing scheme.
Democrats threatened to pack the court after President Trump appointed and the Senate approved Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court in October after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death.
Because of Abrams’s work in Georgia, Democrats found themselves in a powerful position on January 6th with the power to do just that. Two Democrats, Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff won their senate runoff elections in Georgia creating a 50-50 tie in the US Senate, making the Vice President the deciding vote. With a Biden/Harris administration, Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate for any judicial appointees.
Stacey Abrams is largely credited with Biden’s win in Georgia and the two Democrat wins for Senate. After losing her campaign for Georgia governor in 2018, Abrams blamed her loss on voter suppression. She then founded Fair Fight to change voting rules in Georgia and get out the vote for Democrat candidates.
Judge Abrams Gardner even played her part in the Georgia runoff election. According to Breitbart: “Gardner blocked challenges to voter eligibility in two Georgia counties — Muscogee County and Ben Hill County — ahead of Georgia’s runoff elections. The counties sought to require registered voters — about 4,000 in Muscogee and 125 in Ben Hill — to cast provisional ballots due to changes of address recorded with the U.S. Postal Service.”
With control of the Senate, Democrats have a clear path to packing the Supreme Court, a scheme President-elect Joe Biden refused to discuss before the November 3 election, knowing that it might reduce his chances of winning.
There is no Constitutional limit on how many justices can sit on the Supreme Court, and a number as high as 19 is floated as a possibility. Adding 10 more liberal justices would put the so-called conservative justices in a tiny minority on the court. An almost 3-1 liberal majority would permanently protect the Democrats’ precious 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, ending all hope of winning any challenges to the ruling that has authorized the death of tens of millions of pre-born children in the United States.
Now, with Democrats controlling the White House and the Senate beginning on January 20, nothing really stands in the way of Democrats adding liberal activist justices to the high court.