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Donald Trump is speaking out against packing the Supreme Court with more justices as some liberals want, suggesting it would a fitting punishment for a court that failed to seriously consider his election challenges.
Trump also goes after Joe Biden directly for his new commission to “reform” the highest court in the land, which obviously means advocating that it should be packed with radical new justices.
“Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Supreme Court of the United States, after showing that they didn’t have the courage to do what they should have done on the Great Presidential Election Fraud of 2020, was PACKED by the same people, the Radical Left Democrats (who they are so afraid of!), that they so pathetically defended in not hearing the Election Fraud case,” Trump said.
“Now there is a very good chance they will be diluted (and moved throughout the court system so that they can see how the lower courts work), with many new Justices, added to the Court, far more than has been reported,” the statement added. “There is also a good chance that they will be term-limited.”
“We had 19 states go before the Supreme Court who were, shockingly, not allowed to be heard,” Trump continued. “Believe it or not, the President of the United States was not allowed to be heard based on ‘no standing,’ not based on the FACTS.”
“The Court wouldn’t rule on the merits of the great Election Fraud, including the fact that local politicians and judges, not State Legislatures, made major changes to the Election—which is in total violation of the United States Constitution,” the former president went on. “Our politically correct Supreme Court will get what they deserve—an unconstitutionally elected group of Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country.”
“With leaders like Mitch McConnell, they are helpless to fight,” Trump concluded. “He didn’t fight for the Presidency, and he won’t fight for the Court. If and when this happens, I hope the Justices remember the day they didn’t have the courage to do what they should have done for America.”
“Our politically correct Supreme Court will get what they deserve,” Trump said.
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) April 13, 2021
Biden announced last Friday that he created a commission that will perform a 180-day study of potential changes to the Supreme Court, including court-packing and setting term limits for justices.
Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer cautioned last week that court-packing for political gain could undermine public trust in the court and its decisions.
“If the public sees judges as ‘politicians in robes,’ its confidence in the courts, and in the rule of law itself, can only diminish, diminishing the court’s power, including its power to act as a ‘check’ on the other branches,” the justice said.
“The court’s decision in the 2000 presidential election case, Bush v. Gore, is often referred to as an example of its favoritism of conservative causes,” he said. “But the court did not hear or decide cases that affected the political disagreements arising out of the 2020 [Trump v. Biden] election.”
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg also expressed her concerns about packing the court before her death.
“Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” Justice Ginsburg said. “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.”