Ever since Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Democrats schemed for a way to nullify his vote.
They may have just struck paydirt.
And Brett Kavanaugh is going to hate what the Democrats are about to do to him.
The Democrat Presidential primary is in full swing and the most extreme ideas are dominating the field.
One new proposal that experts believe will attract mainstream Democrat support is former Attorney General Eric Holder’s proposal for the next Democrat President and Senate to pack the court with six new liberal justices and expand the total number of seats on the bench to 15.
The Daily Caller reports:
Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday said Democrats should consider packing the Supreme Court when they regain political power.
Holder said he would “seriously consider” adding two seats to the court if he were president, as revenge for the two seats on the court that President Donald Trump has filled since taking office. Holder wants other Democrats to follow suit.
“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,” a Holder spokesman said in a statement.
Democrats believe Republicans “stole” the seat vacated when Justice Antonin Scalia died.
Mitch McConnell cited the Biden rule – which states no confirmation hearings in an election year – and refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland, Barack Obama’s nominee.
Liberals seethed that when President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the bench that the appointment – and any future Supreme Court appointments made by Trump – was illegitimate.
And they want revenge.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation gave Republicans a sturdier 5-4 majority on the court.
But Trump supporters can expect the Democrats will not allow a conservative majority to stymie the next Democrat President. That’s why many fear Holder’s court-packing scheme will become a reality.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.