According to The Daily Wire Democratic, candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is running in New York’s 14th Congressional District, said that Democrats should “pack the Supreme Court” in the wake of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh:
AUDIENCE MEMBER: If in a few months from now, the Supreme Court looks like I’m pretty scared it’s going to – a court that would overturn Roe and make the president above the rule of law – what is to be done?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think that we take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Next!
The notion of “packing” the Supreme Court isn’t a new one.
Article III, Section 1 of the United States Constitution establishes a Supreme Court, reading: “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”
Ocasio-Cortez wants to fill more seats than necessary for the sheer purpose of controlling key decisions typically left up to a balanced court. And they’re worried Trump will assume ultimate power? What in the world do you call that?
Because the article doesn’t specify how many Justices can serve the Supreme Court, It’s up to Congress to regulate those unelected seats. That simple fact makes it more important than ever to vote in the fall elections. Especially knowing that the socialist party plans to take over as a totalitarian government of sorts.
If the Democratic- socialists have it their way we will most certainly be falling in the failed footsteps of countries like Venezuela.