Democrat leaders are going wild over the possibility of President Trump filling a Supreme Court vacancy after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The threats by Democrats include packing the Supreme Court if former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidency and if they take control of the Senate.
New York Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler pushed the idea of packing the Supreme Court.
That means with Democrats’ control of the White House and the Senate, they would move forward by adding new liberal Supreme Court justices.
In this case, the Supreme Court would have a total of eleven justices instead of the current number that stands at nine.
Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the American people have voted for new leadership, is undemocratic and a clear violation of the public trust in elected officials. Congress would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to start.
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) September 19, 2020
The addition of the new justices would make the Supreme Court a liberal branch of government.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder also endorsed packing the court idea.
NEW: @EricHolder says if Republicans rush through another justice it would be an “illegitimate” 6-3 majority and Democrats should respond with court reform that includes adding additional justices to the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/JQohzRJZWF
— Patrick Rodenbush (@pnrodenbush) September 19, 2020
Another impeachment is also on the horizon.
During an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) did not reject impeaching President Trump as a method to stall the Senate from approving the president’s Supreme Court nominee.
Pelosi doesn’t count out Impeaching President Trump for using a power that is granted to him by the U.S. Constitution. pic.twitter.com/njvXzlPF08
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 20, 2020
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told his Democrat Senate colleagues “Nothing is off the table.”
The Hill reports:
“Let me be clear: If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing is off the table,” Schumer told the Senate Democratic caucus, according to a source on the call.
Former President Bill Clinton made comments about Ginsberg, whom he nominated, and comments on Democrats response to the president when he nominates a new justice which is expected this week.
The lesson here is that Democrats are a threat to our current system of government.
If they gain power in November, Democrats will push forward with making structural changes to our government by expanding the Supreme Court and changing Senate rules which will allow them to make laws with a simple majority of Senators.
The threats by Democrats must serve as a rallying call to Republicans to support President Trump and make sure Republicans hold the Senate.