It has been clear for some time now that the left has had its sights set on overhauling the U.S. Supreme Court, and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California says he has a plan.
Recently, he called to “unpack” the court by adding more justices to its nine-member panel – an idea often referred to as ‘court-packing’.
“When I say we have to unpack the court, that means three things,” the congressman tweeted. “Expand the number of justices on the court,” he declared, adding “institute term limits,” and “enact a code of ethics, just like every other federal court.”
This would be a drastic change from its current state as the number of seats on the high court has remained at nine for over 150 years, according to the Supreme Court website.
Not only does Schiff want to expand the size of our highest court, but he also wants to institute term limits and enact a ‘code of ethics’.
He justified his proposal by citing Mitch McConnell’s refusal in 2016 to consider President Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland for a seat on the court.
“In 2016, Mitch McConnell refused to even consider President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Over the next four years, Trump and McConnell pushed through three unpopular, problematic, far-right nominees,” Schiff tweeted. “That’s led to a 6-3, partisan and reactionary court majority that has repealed abortion rights, ended affirmative action, and is chipping away at clean air and water. SCOTUS is supposed to be an impartial and nonpartisan legal body — right now it’s quite the opposite,” he claimed.
Since then, Donald Trump and McConnell have pushed through three conservative nominees who are enraging the left with their rulings on issues regarding a baby’s right to live, affirmative action, and environmental regulations.
All this, the radicals on the left claim, culminates in an unfair partisan majority among judges and they are losing their minds every time a ruling comes down that they disagree with.
Schiff, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than two decades, is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat.
It’s obvious that Schiff will use his Senate run as another platform from which to advocate for his radical leftist ideas regarding SCOTUS reform.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.