Well, that was quick. No sooner had Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) announced their proposal to add four more justices to the Supreme Court, erasing any doubt about the Democrats’ intention to make the U.S. a one-party state, than the bill was shot down. But it wasn’t the predictable “enemy of the state” — centrist Sen. Joe Manchin — who put the kibosh on the plan. It was Nancy Pelosi.
Via the New York Post:
Pelosi made the revelation while during sic her weekly press conference, offering a stark, “No,” after being asked about the measure being introduced to expand the nation’s highest bench.
“I support the president’s commission to study a such a proposal,” she continued, going on to say that she and her members were focused on Biden’s infrastructure package and not the federal judiciary.
As for whether she would eventually support packing the court, Pelosi said the jury was still out on the matter.
“I don’t know that that’s a good idea or bad idea. I think it’s an idea that to be considered. And I think the president’s taking the right approach to, to have a commission to study such a thing,” the top-ranking House Democrat said, calling Biden’s move itself “a big step.”
Stacking the court is just one arrow in the Democrats’ quiver of strategies enabling them to gain permanent dominance over the federal government. Others include allowing unfettered access to illegal aliens, eliminating the filibuster, and conferring statehood on the District of Columbia and possibly Puerto Rico, giving them two or four seats in the Senate.