Ruth Bader Ginsburg is no longer the left’s only hope for the Supreme Court. If some progressives get their way, they’ll simply “pack the court” with four more liberal justices, tipping the balance back in their favor.
Pack the Courts, a group dedicated to increasing the number of Supreme Court justices to counterbalance the newly appointed conservative justices, has already reached out to several 2020 Democrat candidates for support.
Tilting the Court
Progressives are not happy about the new conservative justices on the Supreme Court. Fearful of losing influence on the Supreme Court, they have a new solution.
Rather than wait for justices to be replaced naturally as they retire, the group is encouraging Democratic presidential candidates to support their plan to increase the number of justices on the court and appoint a slew of liberals to ensure they get their way.
Amazingly, several candidates are actually entertaining this idea. One of the fringe candidates in the race has already stated that this is something that should be taken seriously.
Indiana Mayor Pet Buttigieg, who announced an exploratory committee last week, said, “I don’t think we should be laughing at it.” Watch below:
— Pack The Courts (@Project12021) February 20, 2019
One of the more prominent names in the Democratic field, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, said the group had some “interesting ideas.”
However, another Dem candidate, Rep. Eric Swalwell, showed some common sense. He actually warned of the dangers of latching onto these extremist groups hoping to capitalize on the fear created by the Democrat party over Donald Trump.
He did, however, manage to take a shot at Trump in the process. Asked about Pack the Courts, Swalwell said, “I don’t want to let these extraordinary times that President Trump has put us in lead us to too many extraordinary remedies.”
It is pretty astonishing that Trump has repeatedly reached out to Dems only to have his hand slapped away.
This is apparently how the left plans on reacting to everything now. When they don’t get their way, they try to change the laws to be assured of infinite power. The same thing is going on with the Democrats’ newly-energized campaign against Republican gerrymandering.
They may talk about “saving democracy,” “restoring power to the people,” and “undo[ing] the politicization of the judiciary.” But at the end of the day, make no mistake: The left is out to regain power, period.