May 14, 2021

McCarthy: Dems are holding ‘a gun to SCOTUS’ head’ with court-packing talk

Recent reports that Democrats are pushing forward with proposals designed to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with liberal justices have been met with significant opposition across the political landscape, but one prominent pundit suggests that their efforts may actually have a different objective in mind.

Former U.S. Attorney and current Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy suggested that the leftist push to add seats to the high court is reaching a crisis level, with proponents of the plan meaning to intimidate existing members into toeing the progressive line rather than to actually effect structural change to the court’s composition, the Daily Caller reports.

During a Thursday appearance on Fox News’ Outnumbered, McCarthy discussed a bill introduced by a group of Congressional Democrats this week that would expand the court to 13 justices from the current number of nine.

Slamming the measure as a craven power grab, McCarthy added, “it’s obviously because they don’t want Supreme Court balance, they want a situation where they can push the results that they want to push on the country.” He did, however, opine that because the amount of opposition to such a move is simply too great for the legislation to succeed, something else is probably afoot, explaining, “What you heard at the end of that press conference is what this is really all about, which is, much like what FDR did in the 1930s, this is a gun to the Supreme Court’s head.”

Drawing that apt analogy, McCarthy went on to caution that “the dirty little secret about that is the intimidation factor actually got the court to change its jurisprudence and the result of that is that we’ve had about three-quarters of a century of progressive governance.”

Lending credence to McCarthy’s theory about the proposed legislation being little more than “theater with a purpose,” is the fact that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced on Thursday that she harbors “no plans” to bring the court-packing bill to the lower chamber floor for a vote, though she did not totally foreclose the concept of increasing the number of seats on the high court, adding that it was “not out of the question,” according to The Hill.

Instead, Pelosi threw her support behind the commission announced by the Biden administration earlier this week, a panel the stated purpose of which is to “provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform,” including topics such as “…the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”

Similarly, the White House quashed on Thursday any notion that it would back the House court-packing bill, with press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters that the commission “is going to come back to the president with a report on what their discussions are and what their findings are, so he’s gonna wait for that to play out and wait to read that report,” as the Daily Caller noted separately.

Even if the left fails in attempts to pack the court with a slate of new liberal justices, McCarthy’s words of warning are well-taken in that they reinforce the need for redoubled commitment to the importance of an independent judiciary and of mounting strong resistance to the intimidation tactics that remain the Democrats’ stock in trade.

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      1. I agree with you 100%. The democrat liberals are out of control, and they are guided by the devils. The only place they will be is in “Hell,” or the eternal fire…

        1. The party that used to be known as Democrat has been taken over by the Marxist Left. Since most dems vote by label only, they do not vet their candidates for legitimacy, they trust the party, and the unions, to their thinking for them. These MLs are a cold, calculating and committed group that are out to replace the American ideals of opportunity and honest competition, grounded by their beliefs in God (morality), family (civility) and community (ethics)., as defined by the freedoms in the Constitution. The MLs attack the Constitution at every turn. They are replacing morality with situational ethics, usurping family structure and values with isolating welfare programs and govt handouts, and undermining community with identity politics (CRT) and racial hatred, Global Marxism is their ultimate dream. Domination by the few over the many. Personal freedoms and private property do not exist w the MLs.

          1. If they get their way, they had better like what they create. they will have to live with just like everyone else. If they think that everyone of them is going to be a boss, how many bosses do they think there will be. Very few will make the cut for the top, the rest will be [email protected]

        2. Hell, itself, Is an ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE!!!!

          We do not NEED to pack the court SCOTUS !!
          The first thing this signifies is the Communist-DemonRats complete unwillingness to unify. They want DIVISION. As much as they can get.. This is a cardinal symptom of Communism-Nazism-Dictatorship.
          This is EXACTLY WHAT ADOLPH HITLER DID WHILE HE WAS OVER tAking Germany.
          Wake up, America, the Democrats are doing EXACTLY AS HITLER DID.
          Do you want to follow in Adolph Hitler’s footsteps or in the steps of Abraham Lincoln who fought til the end to re-unite this nation as one.
          Because of the Democrats, Lincoln did not live to see it.

          How much more PROOF does ANYBODY NEED to see the complete devastation of the Democrats toward our country?

      2. You’re too kind. This (and all the other names they use) is a DUMB SH_T……..Fecal Brained Idiot who likes to hear its own voice!! It’s one brain cell must be awfully lonely.

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  2. SCOTUS better NOT CAVE!
    There will be war! We are FED UP with their trickeries and lies and getting away with taking down our country.
    There WILL B WAR!

    1. Well, we are getting ready to see just what the SCOTUS is made of. In recent months they have made some horrible decisions and those decision were in line with the Democrat party. You would think that since the Court has sided with the Dems that they would be satisfied. But no, it will never be enough until they get the power they want. What they don’t realize, they only have until 2022 to do what they are doing. The American people are fed up, and the Republicans had better get a backbone and start articles of impeachment as soon and the election is over.

      1. SCOTUS is of NO USE to America!!. Defund and Disband them. We don’t want to pay for them to do their stupidity! Another USELESS Government department that should be ELIMINATED!

    2. If SCOTUS does cave it will be because they have been compromised by the leftist/globalist/Dems. SCOTUS should know by now that all the current administration knows how to do is smile while they lie, steal votes, bribe and fabricate stories to ruin good people´s reputation and use it to their advantage.

  3. It’s always the left wing commiecrats who push garbage like this. They are determined to destroy this country.

  4. I really wonder if all of these great dem who are so bent on living under that kind of regime have thought about the fact that not all of them will get “elitist” positions like they have now? Will Nancy be willing to give up her personal wealth so the rest of us peons can live a more privileged life like she has? Hmmm. I have my doubts about that.

  5. The DEMOCRATS PROCEED while the SPINELESS, COWARDLY, Chief JUDAS John Roberts adopted the LONG DISPROVEN NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN STRATEGY OF APPEASEMENT.

    IMPEACH the DISGRACEFUL CHIEF JUDAS JOHN ROBERTS!

    1. It seems to me that John Robert do whatever Ex-President Bush wants him to do because Bush hate Trump, and its too bad for the republicans and America.

  6. The Democrats threatened to pack the courts before and Chief Justice Roberts more or less caved. So what did that gain you. Absolutely nothing because the Dems flip flopped and now they are trying to pack the courts even though the SCOTUS has bowed to the Dems. So do your job because if the Dems get their way they are going to pack the courts no natter what you did. As it is I don’t see much favoritism for the Republicans. The new justices are toeing the line and didn’t support Trump so I don’t see the Dems want more judges. The Dems are so divided I think it may not turn out the way they want.

    1. The day they manage to pack the supreme court is the day we say goodbye to our country. It will always, in the future, be run by the democrats only. Why even bother having a supreme court if all the members are liberals? Useless at that point.

  7. This is UNconstitutinal they all should lose they’re jobs and be jailed its a damn shame we have to fight for our God given rights because of crooked politicians namely the Democraps !! I for one have had enough of these crooks ruining our country! American demand your rights and FIGHT these good for nothing Politicians who only want power and control oh leats not forget the money!!!!!

  8. It’s sad that we the people having to go through this. When Obama became President I thought oh hell it’s Hitler Jr. Didn’t trust him nor the Democrats. We need to get rid of George who’s paying the people and Democrats it’s sad wat money does to people but in the long it’s going to haunt everyone. We people have got to stand up and fight for our country

  9. And, what’s going on with Hunter’s lying on his gun application? Has anyone heard anything about that? Nope!!

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  12. Hell, itself, Is an ETERNAL LAKE OF FIRE!!!!

    We do not NEED to pack the court SCOTUS !!
    The first thing this signifies is the Communist-DemonRats complete unwillingness to unify. They want DIVISION. As much as they can get.. This is a cardinal symptom of Communism-Nazism-Dictatorship.
    This is EXACTLY WHAT ADOLPH HITLER DID WHILE HE WAS OVER tAking Germany.
    Wake up, America, the Democrats are doing EXACTLY AS HITLER DID.
    Do you want to follow in Adolph Hitler’s footsteps or in the steps of Abraham Lincoln who fought til the end to re-unite this nation as one.
    Because of the Democrats, Lincoln did not live to see it.

    How much more PROOF does ANYBODY NEED to see the complete devastation of the Democrats toward our country?

  13. SCOTUS could have prevented all this crap if they’d only LISTENED to the freaking voter fraud evidence!!!! Now King Biden is destroying our country and threatening our justices with more crap if they don’t give him his way. Courage could’ve saved the day. Selfish judges.

  14. Agree, but all this sh!t is OBAMA’S agenda! He is running this sh!t show, and again laughing at the America people’s stupidity! He hates America and all we stand for! Arrest HIM and charge him with sedition, along with Soros, killary, Piglosi, Schumer and the entire Biden cabinet! The reason they want to pack scotus is so they won’t be prosecuted.

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