Top members of the Democrat Party erupted on Monday night in response to a majority of U.S. Senators voting to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court and threatened to pack the courts for partisan purposes.
Democrats Ilhan Omar and Ocasio-Cortez both immediately called for packing the courts, with AOC tweeting, “Expand the court.”
“Expand the court,” Omar replied. Omar, who apparently does not understand how U.S. elections work, continued, “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.”
Recent polling has found that the majority of Americans supported confirming Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, with support for her confirmation increasing as the public saw more of her. Conversely, only 28 percent of the public opposed her confirmation and only 27 percent support Democrats’ extremist proposal of partisan court packing.
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
Ocasio-Cortez continued, “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.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s suggestion was quickly debunked by a wide range of pundits online.
Exactly wrong. Republicans have *finally* played a bit of Dem-style hardball, after decades of one-sided escalations. You’re now demanding the most radical and unpopular one to date. https://t.co/TWgtqX6EtB
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 27, 2020
Of all the inane bullshit that constantly streams from the blabbering mouths of lying Democrat shills like AOC, perhaps the most inane is the claim that Republicans always play hardball while Democrats meekly comply. The literal exact opposite is the case. https://t.co/35hqGDj63K
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 27, 2020
Ah yes, playing hardball and bulldozing by *squints, checks notes* confirming and swearing in a justice nominated by the duly elected President of the United States. https://t.co/QYSriPBZaj
— Alexandra DeSanctis Marr (@xan_desanctis) October 27, 2020
The funniest part about this tweet is that Democrats were first to destroy judicial candidates for mere interpretational disagreement, the first to use the filibuster against judges, and the first to nuke the filibuster against judges…but she thinks the Republicans started it. https://t.co/gMqrlAsvjC
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 27, 2020
Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris made threatening remarks in response to the news, writing on Twitter that Democrats would not forget it.
“Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process,” Harris claimed, “all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions.
Harris added, “We won’t forget this.”
Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process—all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions.
We won’t forget this.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 27, 2020
Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on MSNBC that Democrats may pack the Supreme Court and District Courts.
Directly after ACB is confirmed Nancy Pelosi suggests packing the Supreme Court AND District Courts:
"Should we expand the courts? Let's take a look and see. Maybe we need more District Courts as well." pic.twitter.com/Zh4rDQ6b5m
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) October 27, 2020
In a statement, Pelosi claimed that Barrett’s confirmation was a “usurped Supreme Court seat,” and claimed without evidence that President Donald Trump had manipulated the Supreme Court.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) told MSNBC that “everything is on the table” in response to a question about packing the courts with judges.
Asked if Democrats would pack the Supreme Court with “5, 6, 7, 10 seats,” Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown says “everything is on the table”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 27, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) falsely claimed that Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was “illegitimate.”
I’ll be talking with @JoyAnnReid on #TheReidOut live from the Capitol just before the vote for Trump’s illegitimate Supreme Court nominee. Tune in at 7 PM ET on MSNBC.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) October 26, 2020
No Supreme Court nominee has ever been confirmed this close to a presidential election? Republicans say “no problem” and plunge ahead with an illegitimate nomination made by a morally bankrupt president.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 26, 2020
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) lamented the fact that President Donald Trump has appointed hundreds of federal judges but failed to acknowledge the fact that former President Barack Obama appointed significantly more judges than Trump throughout his two-terms as president.
Democrat Sen. Chris Coons: “wide-open conversation” on court packing necessary for "federal courts as a whole," President Trump’s nominees can't “be allowed to sit peaceably”https://t.co/ZIDPrRMq5F pic.twitter.com/gRYJvq7kHb
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 27, 2020