Democrats recently announced they are seeking to pack the US Supreme Court with four new justices. After refusing to answer the question on whether he supported packing the Supreme Court during the 2020 campaign, now-President Joe Biden recently said that he is for looking into it (meaning he supports it) because the court “is out of whack.” Out of whack meaning that there there are three more Constitutional conservative justices on the High Court than radical leftist who would throw the Constitution out with the trash. So they want to add four new seats on the Court so as to make it out of whack in favor of the radical Democrats. Do you see how that works? Out of whack when Constitutionalists are in the majority, in whack when the leftists are in control. This is madness.
On Thursday, during a press conference, Democrats openly admitted that their radical plan to reshape the Court to help them do things that are as Unconstitutional as it gets was for purely partisan political reasons.
“Make no mistake about it,” Markey began, “the Court is broken because Leader Mitch McConnell and his Senate Republican colleagues and Donald Trump broke it.”
Markey was talking about the 5-4 conservative “majority on the Court that has caused this crisis of confidence in our country. The Republicans stole two seats on the Supreme Court, and now it is up to us to repair that damage,” he reiterated.
“Our democracy is in jeopardy today because the Supreme Court standing is sorely damaged. The way we repair it is straightforward,” Markey said. “We can undo the damage that the Republicans have done by restoring balance. And we do it by adding four seats to the Court to create a 13-member Supreme Court.”
What this moron from Massachusetts is referring to is when then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to give a confirmation hearing for Merrick Garland when then-President Barack Obama nominated him to replace Justice Antonin Scalia during an election year. The tradition of the Senate that goes back to the 1800s is when the party of the sitting president does not match the party of the Senate majority, during an election year, the Senate does not give a hearing, because the American people have not yet up to that point fully decided which party should seat a new justice on the Court. If the parties match, then the American people already decided in the previous midterm election which party should decide who goes onto the Court.
Barack Obama was a Democrat and the Senate Majority was controlled by Republicans. That’s why when Trump was elected president as a Republican and the American people decided to keep the Republicans in the majority of the Senate, they decided that the Republicans should seat new justices. That’s why Neil Gorsuch was nominated after the 2016 election.
It is bad enough when Democrats ignore traditions like that when they go against their wishes, but what’s even worse is that rule later became known as the “Biden Rule” after Joe Biden. Joe Biden gave a speech when President George H W Bush still had 18 months left in his term in office and Biden said that the Democrat-Controlled Senate would not give a confirmation hearing to any more nominations for the bench until the election. You never hear anyone in the media even mention the Biden Rule. They all know about it, yet they choose to ignore it when this subject comes up.
In reality, Markey is saying that the American people who voted for the Republicans to seat justices on the Supreme Court “caused a crisis in confidence in our country” because there is a 5-4 conservative majority. Only a Democrat could get away with saying that.
The problem for the Democrats is that in order to pack the Court they need a filibuster-proof majority and there is no way they will even come close as I cannot imagine a single Republican, yes, even Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, or Susan Collins voting in favor of that bill.
Markey acknowledged this and called for the Democrats to terminate the filibuster to achieve their packing of the Court. “We must expand the court, and we must abolish the filibuster to do it,” Markey said.
This is the most radical thing our government has ever done in its history, and we are living through it. Packing the court this way is what will really cause a crisis in confidence in the high court. People already know that it’s being done so that the Democrats can rig the outcomes of cases brought before the Court. To recap, the Court having a conservative majority built legally through the Constitutional process causes a crisis in confidence but packing the Court to rig the game for Democrats does not.