Fuming Pelosi floats expanding SCOTUS and beyond: ‘Maybe we need more district courts as well’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her outrage over the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to another level as she suggested not only packing the Supreme Court but other courts as well.

The California Democrat echoed her colleagues in pushing the radical idea during an interview on MSNBC following the vote of 52 to 48 in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Barrett’s nomination was approved by Republicans. Rather than celebrating the confirmation of an accomplished woman to the high court, Democrats threw a temper tantrum and immediately began to float ideas on how to undermine a branch of the U.S. government.

Democratic lawmakers and most of liberal America had a meltdown over Barrett’s confirmation Monday and almost immediately made it clear they are out for revenge. The court-packing war cry came swiftly and, despite their refusals to directly answer questions about their stand on the issue, it seems that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, will be on board as well.

Pelosi mentioned the former vice president when asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about the scheme to have a Democrat-controlled Congress add new seats to the US Supreme Court and fill them with left-leaning justices. Despite the unpopularity of the idea with Americans, Democrats continue to clamor for it.

(Source: MSNBC)

“As Speaker of the House, are you open to efforts to do that in the future,” Hayes asked Pelosi Monday after Barrett was confirmed.

“Well, I think that Joe Biden has given us a good path,” the Democrat leader replied.

“He’s going to have something that people will understand why this is important,” she said, adding “not just the Supreme Court, but the other courts.”

After struggling to get her dates right, Pelosi went on to note that there were nine justices on the high court as far back as 1876, contending that “our population has grown enormously since then.”

“Should we expand the court, lets take a look and see,” she continued. “And that relates to the nine district courts, maybe we need more district courts as well.

Biden has refused to answer questions about packing the court when directly asked, even declaring that Americans will learn his position on the issue once he is elected. In her debate with Vice President Mike Pence last month, Harris also ducked the court-packing question when confronted, though she had previously told the New York Times that she was “absolutely open to” the idea.

In a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Biden said he would form a commission to determine “how to reform the court system.”

With Barrett’s confirmation on Monday, Democrats – who refused to cast one single vote in her favor – began to bang the drum. Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York accused the Republicans of “bulldozing” while she and her progressive colleagues made their intentions clear.

Fellow “Squad” member, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, declared that packing the court is a way to “fix this broken system.”

Others soon joined in.

Democrats were too busy having a tantrum to realize the significance of Monday night’s confirmation.

Meanwhile, Pelosi’s remarks also sparked reaction on social media where Twitter users slammed the transparent power-grab.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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