October 22, 2021

GOP Senator introduces legislation to block court-packing measures

Former President Trump’s nomination and subsequent confirmation of three constitutionalist judges to the Supreme Court is one of the Democrat establishment’s sorest points, causing the rise of talk about packing the court with additional liberal justices.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) isn’t waiting for Democrats to make their move, introducing legislation on Friday that would bar Democrats from adding additional judges to the Supreme Court, arguing that the nine-judge panel “has worked for our country for more than 150 years.”

“A nine Justice court has worked for our country for more than 150 years,” Capito said in a statement announcing the legislation. “Increasing that number in a partisan effort to achieve a desired policy result is a never-ending proposition.”

During now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation process, a large number of Democrats came out in support of packing the court with liberal judges to counter the effect of a conservative majority.

Capito warned that if Democrats are allowed to push legislation through to add additional judges to the panel, the high court will cease to be an independent judiciary.

“Once this door is opened, respect for the Supreme Court as an independent arbiter of cases and controversies would fall away as it became another partisan branch of government,” Capito explained. “We should preserve our independent judiciary by closing the door to court-packing.”

Currently, conservative-leaning judges hold six out of the nine total seats on the panel — a reality that infuriates Democrats who claim that the lopsided split doesn’t accurately reflect the political views of the majority of Americans.

In order to restore a liberal majority, however, Democrats would have to add four seats to the bench — which Biden has expressed weak disapproval of in the past. He does, however, agree with Democrats seeking to dismantle the system, promising in October that he will authorize an initiative to reform the court system because it’s “getting out of whack.”

“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission, a bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives,” Biden said during a campaign event in October. “I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack.”

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Sulig (@guest_1112152)
8 months ago

DNA please

Joanne MORTENSEN (@guest_1112164)
8 months ago

biden is now known as president “BS”

Anna (@guest_1112232)
Reply to  Joanne MORTENSEN
8 months ago

Well on the Illinois ballot there mostly democratic judges I really have serious problem with all u any judge who only rules for the benefit of a political party & not the USA & American citizens who pay their salaries abiding by the laws. I found this 2020 election putrid not worth voting for , ever again due to the rigged fraud election process done by Biden and his friends . it has been the biggest displeasing measure in an effort to win an election. to tell you the truth writing to elected officials in my district & them not doing any thing, & the big tech media has really put a dent in my mind about voting at all , it is a big scam as far as I’m concerned just making elected officials & big tech rich. A nasty blow to the USA & the American citizens.

tib (@guest_1112258)
Reply to  Anna
8 months ago

Totally agree. Time to let the democrats and liberals win elections over and over until the country is managed poorly in to the ground. I look forword to dig for food in the garbage as the Venezuelan people do. It is amazing that with all the pain and injustice which takes place in that country , when they go to vote , the DOMINION Machines pick MADURO again and again as the winner.
Like you said, no reasons to waist tome voting

Cynthia (@guest_1112424)
Reply to  tib
8 months ago

Conservatives !!! don’t let the communist democrats brainwash you into not voting. That’s what their mission is. We need the legislation in the fraudulent states to fix the voting problems before 2022 & not allow dominion voting machines at all. We didn’t use them in Houston Tx. We are Trumpsters & can not lose our country & freedom. Wake up & get involved 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Bob (@guest_1112293)
Reply to  Anna
8 months ago

Totally agree. Biden as far as I’m concern was never elected by we the people and are not for the people but for the democrats own welfare. Yes why vote few Republicans is as crooked as democrats. As far as I’m concern we have no PRESIDENT AND THE COURT JUDGES are as a bunch of crooked politicians too.

Frances Chaisson (@guest_1112480)
Reply to  Bob
8 months ago

I agree, joe biden is not America’s president, and it is only a matter of time before he and camel toes will be out.
President Trump is coming back in, and he will clean out the corrupt money hungry swamp.
This election happened to open the American peoples eyes to see, that this election was rigged, stolen.
The truth will come out, for certain
The Dems think they have the power to win, they are in for a rude awakening.
America has 75,000 to 80,000 legal voters who voted for Trump, and they know it.
Do not allow anyone to stop you from voting. It is our God given right., and God will bring an end to the darkness, soon. Amen!!!

Em Crawford (@guest_1112633)
Reply to  Frances Chaisson
8 months ago

Actually Trump had 75 to 89 MILLION votes, not thousands. But then maybe that is what you meant to say.

Jeanne (@guest_1112620)
Reply to  Bob
8 months ago

WELL SAID BOB!

Norm (@guest_1112338)
Reply to  Anna
8 months ago

Amen to that Anna

Jean (@guest_1112306)
Reply to  Joanne MORTENSEN
8 months ago

Not only that but the supreme court didn’t do their job when we really needed them to do it with all of the election fraud – what difference does it make if they pack it or not? They seem to be on the leftist side-doing their bidding for them. . . .

Em Crawford (@guest_1112640)
Reply to  Jean
8 months ago

You can thank Weasel Roberts for that!

larry austin (@guest_1112452)
Reply to  Joanne MORTENSEN
8 months ago

Joanne, you got that right as Biden and Dems think they are above the constitution and laws as proven the last 9 months and in every election with fraud.

JayJay (@guest_1112455)
Reply to  Joanne MORTENSEN
8 months ago

I call him Chi-com Joe or Quid pro Joe.

James (@guest_1112165)
8 months ago

Court packing, pack sand.

James 75th Regiment (@guest_1112412)
Reply to  James
8 months ago

We know what Obama has been packing & it ain’t sand…LOL…We know who pushed the tranny program…

mhk (@guest_1112166)
8 months ago

She is right.

More is less. More SCOTUS denigrates their product.

Leroy (@guest_1112167)
8 months ago

Do these people have Any idea what the hell their doing???

Shirley A. (@guest_1112184)
Reply to  Leroy
8 months ago

They sound like little 7-9 year old kids starting to build their little CLUB HOUSE

Pam King (@guest_1112223)
Reply to  Shirley A.
8 months ago

I think it is time for them to pull up panties and get out of the sand box. They are no better than what kids are doing today around out country.

Tracey Parker (@guest_1112325)
Reply to  Pam King
8 months ago

I think they all
Should be fired am we go back to a Constitutional Republic. Joe Biden has no constitutional authority to create any law or change the Constitution. It is the Supreme Law and any law or order that is created or action that takes place is null from the start.

Brussellis Linda (@guest_1112257)
Reply to  Shirley A.
8 months ago

Yep

A.I. Marvin (@guest_1112187)
Reply to  Leroy
8 months ago

Obviously not.

red dragon (@guest_1112566)
Reply to  Leroy
8 months ago

you better believe they know what they are doing! they (demorats) have out smarted all the stupid republicans, and are getting away with it.

john fudacz (@guest_1112168)
8 months ago

biden was bs in the obama administration

Priscilla Van Horne (@guest_1112169)
8 months ago

Do everything possible to not pack the court. Leave the Supreme Court alone!!!

Betty Beatty Pasciuti (@guest_1112239)
Reply to  Priscilla Van Horne
8 months ago

These Republicans better start growing a pair inside outside I don’t care ,They need to Not attend this unconstitutional Impeachment just don’t go.Chief Judge Robert’s from what I hear already said he will Not be their saying impeachment is for a sitting President to remove from office and since Trump is no longer there ,It’s unconstitutional so sick of these Republicans letting Dems do whatever they want,Also I know I’m off subject but I also heard those 2 pipe bombs found at the Capitol on 1-6 were found in the morning long before Anyone marched their,And still Mitch McConell or Kevin McCarthy were Not notified they should have known ,Bottom line Nancy Pelosi is the top dog in charge of the Capitol police ,FBI knew for days Pelosi had to know she’s the one they go to,BLM was involved someone Put BLM and Antifa on a plane ,I’m just saying these Dems invited violence all summer ,I think Pelosi knew about Everything ,shes not alone ,Kamala Harris probably had some one call BLM and Antifa,Considering how fast Pelosi put more fear in Congress right after blaming Trump before she had even heard his speech this was planned ,they don’t value life that’s a given after defund the police and actually gave permission to get violent till this day they don’t and won’t condemn

Shirley (@guest_1112172)
8 months ago

Nine is fine. Leave it alone. No need to pack. Nothing lacks. No more Libs needed. Let’s keep it equal so that neither party has an edge in making political decisions. Enough shenanigans already by Dem Libs.

Russell (@guest_1112173)
8 months ago

Leave the Supreme Court alone Biden you’re the one that’s whacked out

William willuams (@guest_1112178)
8 months ago

Yes leave it alone he’s out of whack.

Laurie Jenkins (@guest_1112181)
8 months ago

These are the last days as evil continues to consume us.

MELINDA BIGELOW (@guest_1112183)
8 months ago

EVEN RUTH BADER GINBERG SAID 9 WAS THE PERFECT NUMBER NO MORE NO LESS

Marlene (@guest_1112185)
8 months ago

Didn’t post my comment. What’s the matter? Too much truth in it?

tib (@guest_1112269)
Reply to  Marlene
8 months ago

Too much truth is dangerous to your health. Google and the other media platforms of communication knows that fact and loves you therefore it will protect you from yourself. I think we all should be thankful and just drive on

red dragon (@guest_1112578)
Reply to  Marlene
8 months ago

I was censerd also Marlene, we must have struck a nerve

carol dziamski (@guest_1112193)
8 months ago

THE NEXT 4 LONG YEARS ARE GOING TO BE HELL FOR EVERY REAL AMERICAN””they ARE GOING TO DESTROY OUR GREAT COUNTRY””’WE NEED PRAYERS EVERY DAY TO FIGHT THE LEFT FROM DESTROYING OUR GREAT COUNTRY””THEY WILL””””””””””DO IT”””””””””TO MANY AMERICA HATE;RS IN CONGRESS AND THE SENATE””

Brussellis Linda (@guest_1112261)
Reply to  carol dziamski
8 months ago

Pray to God, don’t give up on him. He needs us to continue to believe in him to finish the fight against evil he is battling right now. Keep praying.

tib (@guest_1112273)
Reply to  carol dziamski
8 months ago

Prayers?
We need balls and ANTIFA atitue, that is what we need and that is what we don’t have.
God has left the building and the democrats when they stole the election knew that. Welcome to the realty

Francisco Machado (@guest_1112195)
8 months ago

“…recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack.” Joe won’t get away with this. Judges “deciding” law despite national and state constitutions, e.g. Roberts “adjusting” the unconstitutional Obamacare law, P.A. judges permitting law changes in voting that can only be changed by legislation… The Progressives benefit too much from the “out of whack” legal system to allow Joe’s National Committee to have anything but Progressives on it, hence it will remain unchanged – at best.

Brussellis Linda (@guest_1112266)
Reply to  Francisco Machado
8 months ago

We all know Obama’s picking them

Norm (@guest_1112352)
Reply to  Brussellis Linda
8 months ago

I agree 100% Brussellis

Rick Welborn (@guest_1112197)
8 months ago

It amazes me that Biden is signing so many Executive Orders. Apparently he doesn’t trust his own squad that put him into office. Sign, Sign, Sign. Forget there are other branches of government that have been elected to maintain checks and balances for America. Hope he doesn’t run out of pens before he falls asleep.

Dorothy Paul (@guest_1112283)
Reply to  Rick Welborn
8 months ago

Do you really believe that Biden wrote all those Executive Orders? Think again. They were written for him and all he was told to do was sign them.

Jesse (@guest_1112198)
8 months ago

It’s frightening to hear that the Democrats want to pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices in order to get the favor of that court. The Democrats did very well with just the House of Representatives during the four years of President Trump. In fact, I would say they did everything to obstruct the President and were quite effective in getting him impeached as well as many other intrusions. The Democrats have proven time and time again they only care about power and not about the country, or it’s people. Power and votes are what they care about. We must protect our country from the people who want to destroy it.

Mr Liberty (@guest_1112199)
8 months ago

They are talking court packing sounds like they need a reeducation not us trump supporters. Back when I was a kid if you were a proverbial pain in the as* you were taken out behind the school and got the snot beaten out of you and if you were smart you didn,t run to mommy cuz you would have gotten more when daddy got home. Needless to say it didn’t take twice to learn.

Jps (@guest_1112206)
8 months ago

Joe is the one out of wack. He and Harris have sold their souls to the devil

Faith Matsuoka (@guest_1112215)
8 months ago

I am so thankful that we still have people that are trying to overcome the evil and self-serving people that run our country. It is a scary time to see what is happening. Thank you to those who still have a conscience and honor enough to stand up for the right things.

Tracie Simm (@guest_1112216)
8 months ago

Leave our Supreme Court alone! Is nothing sacred with these communist lefties?

Debi (@guest_1112227)
8 months ago

‘getting out of whack’ …another bidenism. He and Harris are out of whack.

Suzanne Scala (@guest_1112228)
8 months ago

SCOTUS has already lost trust with millions of Americans.

Severa (@guest_1112229)
8 months ago

The democrats have gone ROGUE AND HAVE NO RESPECT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF USA. They have turned radical just like ISIS. BUNCH OF TERRORISTS IN OUR GOVERNMENT.

Mary Ann Ludwig (@guest_1112230)
8 months ago

Checks and balances. That’s what the three houses of the federal government are all about. Congress makes the laws. The president/Executive Branch approves them or rejects them. The Court upholds and makes certain that the laws are in accordance with the constitution. If the laws do not conform to the constitution they are either sent back to Congress or are simply dumped into the trash bin of history. Within Congress there are two separate “houses” The Senate keeps a check on the House of Representatives. It’s all about checks and balances. It is not up to the president to make certain that the “balance” is tilted in his favor so that everything he (or she) desires is fait accompli. We are in trouble as a country right now because we have a group of people sitting in office who did not lawfully gain that status. Think what you will, the election just past was not done in accordance with existing election law in each of the states. What the ultimate outcome may be is yet to be determined, but so far it does not look to favor the principles under which the country was founded. We may have to wait and see. Court packing is not the answer any more than making illegal invaders into citizens so as to gain voters who have no understanding or appreciation of this country’s history or those principles, ethics and morals upon which it was founded. They will vote according to the “suggestions” of those who granted them amnesty and citizenship.

Betty (@guest_1112288)
Reply to  Mary Ann Ludwig
8 months ago

Everything you said I’ve said the same ,What gets me is how they got away with an unconstitutional election ,these Republicans should have been paying attention while Democrats went to 350 different Cities talking to Judge’s and Governors to change law’s for mail in ballots and drop off boxes and no signature match ,You know with All that $$ being thrown around from Twitter and Facebook and more ,There was a lot of bribes to pay off,And this Bull crap saying Trump took to long to file or dismissed on standing ,I don’t buy it ,it was Not legal it’s not like it fell under a Statue of law that gives 2 years to file or that Judge’s except for 1 looked at Any evidence at all and that 1 Judge only gave Trumps team and witnesses 2 hours to show their case ,it was impossible to do anything in that short time,how could anyone know who to follow around the Country nevermind the cost to do it ,besides wouldn’t that be spying ,Perhaps Republicans need to behave in the same manner as Democrats These Judges and Governors don’t have the power to change election laws ,Only the Electrols can do that ,Everyone of them should have been fired from their jobs and charged to the fullest extent of the Law ,If tables were turned ,No way in HL would Dems stand for it for a second ,Trump should sue them ALL big time and perhaps use the $$ to run again or at least pick someone he likes that’s very strong and knows how to work the system for the agenda of MAGA

Lara McDonald Nowell (@guest_1112497)
Reply to  Mary Ann Ludwig
8 months ago

SO well said!!!

TallTexan (@guest_1112237)
8 months ago

Whacko Joebama is the thing that’s out of whack along with his riot loving V.P.

jack (@guest_1112240)
8 months ago

the dimms think the court doesn’t reflect the “political views”, of the public. They fail to realize, that the court is not an opinion type of arbitor. They deal with laws, as written in our Constitution. Not how they ideally “interpret” them.

Betty (@guest_1112241)
8 months ago

These Republicans better start growing a pair inside outside I don’t care ,They need to Not attend this unconstitutional Impeachment just don’t go.Chief Judge Robert’s from what I hear already said he will Not be their saying impeachment is for a sitting President to remove from office and since Trump is no longer there ,It’s unconstitutional so sick of these Republicans letting Dems do whatever they want,Also I know I’m off subject but I also heard those 2 pipe bombs found at the Capitol on 1-6 were found in the morning long before Anyone marched their,And still Mitch McConell or Kevin McCarthy were Not notified they should have known ,Bottom line Nancy Pelosi is the top dog in charge of the Capitol police ,FBI knew for days Pelosi had to know she’s the one they go to,BLM was involved someone Put BLM and Antifa on a plane ,I’m just saying these Dems invited violence all summer ,I think Pelosi knew about Everything ,shes not alone ,Kamala Harris probably had some one call BLM and Antifa,Considering how fast Pelosi put more fear in Congress right after blaming Trump before she had even heard his speech this was planned ,they don’t value life that’s a given after defund the police and actually gave permission to get violent till this day they don’t and won’t condemn

tib (@guest_1112284)
Reply to  Betty
8 months ago

Agreed.The republicans proved that they don’t care about their constituents. They allowed the democrats tho get away with the stolen election and now Mich McConnell is blaming everyone for their failure. Time for the PATRIOT PARTY to come and the few good republican politicians which do exist are welcomed to join.

Eloise Bryson (@guest_1112251)
8 months ago

Sooo Sad but there is no longer an America in existence – we are now Communist China!!! Trump stepped up and tried to save us – so they tripled their efforts – They had Clinton and Obama on their team and now they have Biden and Harris!! I cry for my grandchildren who will never know my America!! All those faux Americans in Congress will be famous for destroying America!

Benjamin Blumberg (@guest_1112255)
8 months ago

Back when FDR tried to pack the Supreme Court, Republicans were conservative and had spines and principles. Now a spineless swamp-centered GOP is in the minority everywhere and is about to become irrelevant. They deserve it.

shirley (@guest_1112267)
8 months ago

nancy p is crazy.she needs to go home she is 80 some years old

Eileen Jones (@guest_1112292)
8 months ago

I am definitely a Trump supporter, and voted, as i always do. I enjoy all the intelligent comments here, but have to say I don’t think they will help much, as most are like me–not able physically or financially able to help much, except to vote, which I do.
Most posting on here are sitting home because they are either old and/or disabled men, and 75%, probably, are women, again mostly old. Opinions are about all most of us can give, and thankfully, most are for TRUMP. Praying these same thoughts are in the mind of the working men and women, who can march, and fight if necessary, to save our country. Just my thoughts. Wish I could do more.

Eileen Jones (@guest_1112299)
8 months ago

Eileen Jones says:
January 23, 2021 at 2:13 pm
I am definitely a Trump supporter, and voted, as i always do. I enjoy all the intelligent comments here, but have to say I don’t think they will help much, as most are like me–not able physically or financially able to help much, except to vote, which I do.
Most posting on here are sitting home because they are either old and/or disabled men, and 75%, probably, are women, again mostly old. Opinions are about all most of us can give, and thankfully, most are for TRUMP. Praying these same thoughts are in the mind of the working men and women, who can march, and fight if necessary, to save our country. Just my thoughts. Wish I could do more.

Bill (@guest_1112303)
8 months ago

Biden brings in to America’s capital many truck loads of “Animal Waste”. He will go down as the worst President ever. He made his way through life lying, cheating, backstabbing, plagiarizing, stealing, fondling, and raping the American people. DO NOT TRUST HIM OR THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.

John (@guest_1112410)
8 months ago

Bidumb the official US mascot —the village idiot. The rise of the Patriot Party is our only hope for saving this country

Amberdawn Richmond (@guest_1112415)
8 months ago

Most of the courts, federal ,state and all others are already compromised. Along with DOD,FBI,CIA,WH,CONGRESS. Most have been bought and paid for along time ago. I would not trust any of the to run the manure spreader.

Katydid (@guest_1112439)
8 months ago

Our Supreme Court system is NOT out of whack. The unamerican liberals and dems are the ones out of whack. They want to rule us, not be our servants, which they were elected to be. That is out of whack.

kurt gandenberger (@guest_1112448)
8 months ago

the only constitutional right of which a demoncrat is in favor is the right to an abortion. and they will do anything to maintain that “sacred right.” killing babies and selling body parts makes them happy.

Billy Wilson (@guest_1112594)
8 months ago

9 Justices are enough ,no packing by Democrat’s

Kristine (@guest_1112600)
8 months ago

The Democrats will forever be known as the party that can’t win without cheating. It’s like saying my Baseball team gets to play with 12 players and you only get to play with 9. Whether or not a president gets to nominate a person to the Supreme Court is a crapshoot. Plain and simple. I guess the Democrats just weren’t lucky enough to win the lottery like President Trump was. Maybe God had a different plan. They just weren’t part of it. Maybe God doesn’t want babies to be murdered anymore. Maybe God doesn’t want people in charge who are trying to write law from the Supreme Court instead of interpreting the constitution. Maybe God likes everyone in the nation to have a voice instead of just CA. NY and IL. Referring to the electoral college which they also want to do away with, because it doesn’t work in their favor. Democrats quit being sore losers. Quit cheating. Don’t change what has worked for over 150 years.

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