Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar call for expanding Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed

By Peter Hasson

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Monday called to expand the Supreme Court after the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the high court.

Their call for expanding the court came just minutes after the Senate confirmed Barrett in a 52-48 vote.

“Expand the court,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

Omar echoed her call and added: “Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices. By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.”

“We are going to take back the White House & Senate next week with a resounding mandate from the people to fight back against Trump’s illegitimately stacked judiciary,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter.

“We must expand the Court if we’re serious about the transformational change the people are crying out for,” she added.

The congresswomen are just the latest prominent Democrats to get behind the idea of expanding the court.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris, have refused to say whether or not they will seek to expand and pack the Supreme Court if elected.

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3 thoughts on “Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar call for expanding Supreme Court after Justice Amy Coney Barrett confirmed

  1. The Squad ” Idiots ” maybe should read the US Constitution, something,
    they took an oath to support & defend??, they didn’t take an oath for an agenda

    But, I guess this missed that part of the swearing-in for their positions….
    The cry baby Democrats can whine all they want, Republicans are following
    the Constitution, something Liberals don’t like or want to follow !!

    Democrats will never learn, there Senate majority leader ” Harry Reid ” changed
    the rules when he was in charge he didn’t like the 60-vote threshold so they could
    push legislation on the majority……How’s that decision working for now Dems !!

    Keep playing with your idiotic solutions, Karma’s a real B !!

  2. “….the court better represent the values of the American people.” I think the esteemed Representative is confused. The court is to apply the Constitution to the laws the Congress passes. If they do not like the opinions it is a mere matter of amending the laws to comport to the Constituion. Voila!

  3. According to Romney, the Dem/Progs have had a favorable US Supreme Court for several decades.

    They have been spoiled all these years
    They are whining like stuck pigs.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot.
    Just grin and bear it

    Stiff upper lip, old man!

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