The Democrats are trying to emotionally blackmail the GOP into giving into their whims.
But it hasn’t gotten them as far as they would like.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg had one wish the Democrats don’t want people to know.
The Democrats and the mainstream media tried to claim that Trump should feel morally bound to follow the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s wishes that she not be replaced until a new president is installed.
While the Democrats want Republicans to be held to the late Justice’s ideals, they don’t want to operate under similar constraints and feel bound by her wishes.
When Ginsburg was asked about court-packing, she said that it was a “bad idea” that she was “not at all in favor of” doing.
“What does concern you?” NPR host Nina Totenberg asked Ginsburg. “If you’re not worried about the term limits, what are you worried about?”
“Well, what was the, you mentioned—” Ginsburg responded.
“Adding the number, changing the number of justices—” Totenberg interjected.
“Oh, yes. Yes,” Ginsburg said. “There is no fixed number in the Constitution, so this court has had as few as five and as many as 10. Nine seems to be a good number and it’s been that way for a long time.”
Ginsburg added that if the Democrats insisted on adding justices to the Supreme Court, it would undermine itself.
“I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges,” Ginsburg said. “I think that was a bad idea when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to pack the court, his plan was for every justice who stays on the court past the age of 70, the president would have the authority to nominate another justice. If that plan had been effective, the court’s number would have swelled immediately from nine to 15 and the president would have six appointments to make.”
Attempting to pack the courts was one of the most unpopular decisions FDR ever made because it would have made the Supreme Court entirely under the rule of the president.
“You mentioned before the court appearing partisan, well if anything would make the court appear partisan, it would be that—one side saying, ‘when we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we want to have more people who will vote the way we want them to,’” Ginsburg concluded on the matter. “So, I am not at all in favor of that solution to what I see as a temporary situation.”
But Joe Biden won’t say whether or not he’ll try and pack the court if he becomes president and many Democrats would be happy to see him try if they can’t threaten the GOP senators into getting their own way.
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