Former President Donald Trump may have lost the 2020 presidential election. However, he’s not about to slink away in defeat when it comes to what he believes in.
Trump warned in a statement Monday that Democrats would pack the U.S. Supreme Court and that it would be what they deserve, the Daily Caller reported. He chastised the high court for not doing “what they should have done” during the aftermath of November’s election.
In a new statement, Donald Trump repeats the lie about the 2020 race and predicts the Supreme Court will be “PACKED” (nowhere close to the realm of political possibility). He takes another whack at Mitch McConnell, saying he “won’t fight for the Court.” Yes, that Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/IfCT0hIdoN
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The former president said it would be “ironic” if the court’s power was watered down by “the Radical Left Democrats” adding new justices to the bench to tip the court in favor of leftist judicial philosophy. He called his loss to President Joe Biden the “Great Presidential Election Fraud of 2020,” though it’s never been definitively been proven.
“Now there is a very good chance they will be diluted (and moved throughout the court system so that they can see how the lower courts work), with many new Justices added to the Court, far more than has been reported,” Trump said. “There is also a good chance that they will be term-limited.”
“Our politically correct Supreme Court will get what they deserve—an unconstitutionally elected group of Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country,” his statement went on. He also pointed out that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell would be “helpless” to push back against it.
“With leaders like Mitch McConnell, they are helpless to fight,” Trump charged. “He didn’t fight for the Presidency, and he won’t fight for the Court. If and when this happens, I hope the Justices remember the day they didn’t have courage to do what they should have done for America.”
While Biden has himself shied away from answering whether he favored adding justices, Democrats have advanced legislation to do just that, Fox News reported. The current balance is 6-3 in favor of Republican-appointed justices. The measure would increase the number to 13 and effectively tip the court to a Democrat-heavy 7-6 balance.
Trump is right that the Republicans have been spineless, and many disagreed with the court’s unwillingness to take up his cause. However, the issue is now in the Democrats’ hands and whatever came before matters very little in the face of a leftist takeover — except as a good reminder that elections have consequences.