Can Democrats Push SCOTUS Court Packing Plan Down America’s Throat?
Congressman Mike Johnson talks about the Democrat plan to expand the Supreme Court, a move that he and other Republicans, adamantly oppose.
A group of House and Senate Democrats recently introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court from nine members to thirteen, the first change in the number of SCOTUS judges in 150 years.
"Nancy Pelosi can do math," Johnson begins, "And she knows this is a wildly unpopular proposition and it would destroy the third branch of our government. If you turn the Supreme Court into a super legislature, if you pack it, you destroy the system of justice that our Constitutional republic rests on.
"This is not a game. This really, really serious stuff and we hope they don't bring it up for a vote."
The Congressman, acknowledging that the majority of Americans oppose the Dem idea, then makes the point that the party leaders don't care. "I said they can do math. They know we are going to take control of the House in 2022. There's almost no question about it. Nancy Pelosi has a two seat margin right now, the smallest since World War II, and they're scared.
"They know they're days are numbered. It's a short window of time where they have majorities in the Senate and the House and they're going to try to cram every big government, wish-list dream they have.
"We have to hold that line until we retake control (of the House). I'm optimistic, but we are in a battle to preserve freedom. it is about our institutions. This is not a game."