A proactive step to prevent SCOTUS expansion

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Supreme Court w/ flagA tea party organization concerned by the prospect of a future Democratic Senate majority leader packing the Supreme Court is glad to see the GOP taking action now.

Soon after the Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, radical Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) openly declared it is time to "expand the court."

And while Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to dodge the question as to whether he would pack the Supreme Court with liberal justices, GOP senators have taken steps to prevent that possibility. 

Tea Party Patriots Action, an organization that boasts a nationwide network of more than three million supporters, has launched a petition in support of a constitutional amendment introduced by Ted Cruz (TX) and four other Republican senators.

"It does not require a change to the Constitution to add more justices," begins Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots Action. "In fact, if we want to lock in the number of justices … at nine, I think we would need a constitutional amendment, which Senator Ted Cruz has introduced right now."

Martin references what happened when Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt proposed to the pack the court back in 1937.

Martin

"The Democrat Party thought it was so bad that they voted against it 76 to 16," the conservative explains. "I don't think that would happen if Biden was to win."

Martin expects radical Democrats would do more than just attempt to stack the court.

"We have every reason to believe that they would try to make two new states as well: The District of Columbia and Puerto Rico," she tells OneNewsNow.

That would add four more senators to the United States Senate, which would change the structure in the Senate as well.

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