Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the leader of the Court’s liberal block.
But Ginsburg just put her supporters in shock.
That’s because Ruth Bader Ginsburg made this jaw-dropping admission about the Supreme Court’s future.
Many Democrat candidates running for president have expressed support for the idea of packing the court with anywhere from two to six new liberal justices.
They are playing off their base’s rage over Mitch McConnell and the Republicans supposedly “stealing” a Supreme Court seat by blocking a vote on Merrick Garland’s nomination after Antonin Scalia’s death, and then confirming Neil Gorsuch after Donald Trump’s victory.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes this is a terrible idea.
And she told NPR in an interview that the Supreme Court should stay at nine justices.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in an interview Tuesday that she does not favor proposals put forth by some Democratic presidential candidates who have advocated changing the number of Supreme Court justices if the Democrats win the presidency.
Ginsburg, who got herself in trouble criticizing candidate Donald Trump in 2016, this time was critical, not of any particular Democratic contender, but of their proposals to offset President Trump’s two conservative appointments to the court.
“Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” she said, adding, “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.”
Several Democratic candidates have indicated an openness, if they were to win the presidency, to adding to the number of justices on the Supreme Court to reduce the power of the current conservative majority. Some would also like to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices.
If Democrats go down the court packing road, it will start an endless cycle of each side adding justices every time they control the White House and the Senate.
But Democrats are so consumed with rage and hatred toward President Trump that they still may go down this disastrous path.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.