The Senate just confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.
One of the most impressive nominees for public office in a generation will serve for life on our highest court. pic.twitter.com/qkJ0FPbTv1
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) October 27, 2020
Minutes after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court this week, Democratic lawmakers began calling for the High Court to be expanded so it can be packed with liberal justices.
At 8:06pm on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote that Barrett had been confirmed to the Court by the Senate. Just seven minutes later far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted a message calling for the Supreme Court to be expanded.
Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 27, 2020
A few minutes after that, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) posted “Expand the Court.”
Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices.
By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 27, 2020
Then Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA)…
Expand the court.
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) October 27, 2020
Democratic candidate for president Joe Biden pledged to appoint a commission that will introduce ways to overhaul the nation’s court system should he be elected president.
Biden said the system is “getting out of whack.”
Overhauling the court system has only recently become a major flashpoint in Leftist circles. President Trump, because of vacancies, has been able to appoint three justices to lifetime positions on the Supreme Court.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said this week that court expansion should perhaps go beyond just the Supreme Court. “Should we expand the court, lets take a look and see,” Pelosi said. “Maybe we need more district courts as well.”