South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham rebuked plans by some Democrats to add seats to the Supreme Court and to do away with the Electoral College, in comments during an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning.
“At least five Democratic senators are threatening a restructuring of the Supreme Court if they do not get their way in these gun cases. Tell us how you see it,” Bartiromo said.
“This has been a dream of the Left for decades, is to increase the number of judges on the court,” Graham answered. “Pack them with liberal judges so the court can do through the legal system what they can’t do through the ballot box. The dream of every leftist is to have a liberal court enacting laws from the bench. The dream of every conservative is to have judges who will interpret the law, not make the law. So when you hear expanding the court, that is code for liberals packing the court.”
The idea of expanding the number of judges on the Supreme Court has become an issue in the 2020 presidential election. Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke have all expressed a willingness to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court. Conversely, front-runner Joe Biden argued last month that he’s “not prepared” to “pack the courts.”
“Over my dead body, it’s not going to happen,” Graham added, before transitioning to the Electoral College.
“When they want to do away with the Electoral College, that’s telling every rural American to go to hell. That would mean that Los Angeles and New York would decide who’s the president, the Electoral College allows rural America to have a say about picking the president,” he concluded.
Author: Mike Brest
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Over my dead body’: Lindsey Graham rebukes idea of transforming Supreme Court and Electoral College