Skip to comments.Former AG Eric Holder: Dems should pack the court if they win Senate in 2020
Posted on 03/08/2019 6:52:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind
One of the fundamental differences between liberals and conservatives is how both view the Constitution. Conservatives believe that adhering to constitutional principles. if not the letter and spirit of the document, should be the guiding force of government. Liberals, on the other hand, see the Constitution as an impediment - something to be gotten around.
Keep that difference in mind when you hear what former Attorney General Eric Holder had to say about the Supreme Court.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that the next Democratic president should “seriously” consider adding additional seats to the United States Supreme Court should they be elected alongside a Democratic majority in the Senate.
The comments came during a discussion Holder held with the Yale Law National Security Group. There was no recording of the event and only a snippet of what Holder said was tweeted out publicly. But a spokesman for Holder confirmed to The Daily Beast that he did embrace the idea of court-packing.
Why court packing? It's very simple, really. The Supreme Court refuses to ignore the Constitution in favor of approving a social justice agenda. And the best way to get around constitutional restrictions on government power is to create new liberal majority that will recognize that social justice issues supercede our founding document.
“In response to a question, Attorney General Holder said that given the unfairness, unprecedented obstruction, and disregard of historical precedent by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, when Democrats retake the majority they should consider expanding the Supreme Court to restore adherence to previously accepted norms for judicial nominations,” said spokesman Patrick Rodenbush.
Shouldn't the word "Constitution" be in there somewhere? I think it telling that it isn't.
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If they get POTUS and control of the Senate, I firmly believe that they will do this.
Filth is in the eye of Eric Holder.
FDR tried, failed.
It’s always the lefties.
Single party rule.
How very....ChiCom of them.
Jackass commie sore looser.
Feel free to chime in with your own adjectives...
Holder: The ‘commie coup’ continues...
Pretty soon SCOTUS will be as big as Congress....and just as effective.
If they get it. Kiss this country good bye. The leftist will be the new norm!
They will also ditch the 60 vote margin on everything.
GOP too damn stupid to see this....or are they?
Its a Progressive thing: The end justifies the means.
He failed to pack the court, but the threat to do so succeeded in bringing the court to heel. The judges suddenly started to side with him where before they hadnt.
Anyone who things this stinkhole was all about justice is a bigger idiot than most.
Court-packing is perfectly legal. The Constitution (foolishly, IMO) allows Congress to set the number of Supreme Court justices.
But it has never happened. One reason being that the Democrats in the old days differed from Republicans only by a little. Think Truman and JFK.
But today’s Democrats are not your grandfather’s Democrats. Think Bernie and Liz Warren. So you can bet they’ll pack the court if given the chance.
Holder wants Clarance Thomas’s slot and will do anything he can to get it.
So many people say “Trump can’t do X” because of the precedent for the next D president. And “McConnel can’t do Y” because of the precedent.
Why would anyone think the next D to lead the senate won’t end the filibuster, or the next D president won’t use emergency powers for ANYTHING or Ds won’t undo all of Trump’s court success as soon as they have a chance? Obama showed his contempt for the Constitution, Reid showed his contempt for the senate and plenty of other Ds are telling us what they will do next time - it’s the one time we should believe them. It’s like when a Muslim country says “We will kill all non-believers” and liberals say “they don’t really mean it”.
The Constitution is “over” for Ds. If Rs don’t learn that soon, the Constitution is over for all of us.
I think the only thing that saved us from “card check” unionization and “cap and tax” energy policy in 2009-2010 was that the Dems got bogged down with Obamacare and the clock ran out.
How would this be any different then what they do every chance they get?
The more the Dems go crazy, the more likely Trump will get a second term.
We have no Constitution.
No one was willing to uphold it and we forfeited it on Usurpation Day, January 20, 2009
Barack Obama is NOT a natural born citizen
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