Far-left MSNBC is once against advocating for more justices to be added to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fox News reports that, this time, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell made the argument that court-packing is needed to “dilute the Trump poison.”
Republicans “infected” the federal courts
This is part of the argument that O’Donnell made on Wednesday during MSNBC’s The Last Word, namely, that the federal courts have been “infected” by Republicans, and, in particular, pro-Trump Republicans.
O’Donnell appeared to be particularly upset by U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon’s decision to grant former President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a special master to review the property seized by the FBI during its unprecedented raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Cannon is a Trump-appointed judge, but she also received bipartisan approval from the U.S. Senate.
Cannon, in addition, is a member of the Federal Society, and O’Donnell began by targeting the Federal Society for helping to push Trump-appointed judges, like Cannon, through the Senate confirmation process.
“The Federalist Society has infected the federal Judiciary to the point that, tactically, the Department of Justice has no good choice in the Trump search warrant case,” O’Donnell said.
O’Donnell continued his attack on the Federalist Society for some time. But, eventually, he got to his main point, namely, that President Joe Biden and the Democrats need to pack the Supreme Court.
The call for court packing
O’Donnell’s basic argument is that the Republicans broke the Supreme Court and now the Democrats need to pack the court in order to fix it.
“Republican politics has corrupted the Supreme Court, and so, to save it, the Democrats’ only choice is to expand it,” O’Donnell claimed.
He added that the Democrats need to “expand the Supreme Court to dilute the Trump poison on the court and to establish a majority of the court that supports the values of a majority of Americans.”
O’Donnell, here, is referring to the fact that Trump gave the Supreme Court a conservative majority, for the first time in many years, by putting three conservative justices on the bench, resulting in a 6-3 split – that is, if one puts Chief Justice John Roberts with the conservatives. O’Donnell and other leftists want the court to be expanded to allow Biden to nominate more liberal justices in order to erase the court’s current conservative majority.
One of O’Donnell’s many problems is that, overall, Americans just don’t agree with his extremist ideas, which is why many Democrats have moved on from their calls for court packing. Of course, this won’t stop MSNBC from attempting to push its extremism on the country. It’s just what the network does.