A Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee mentioned Sunday that he was open to packing the Supreme Court docket with extra justices if Joe Biden is elected president.
Requested on CNN’s “State of the Union” if his thoughts is open to increasing the variety of judges into the courtroom to counterbalance conservative Amy Coney Barrett if she will get confirmed, Delaware Sen. Chris Coons mentioned “sure.”
“Like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of increasing the courtroom, however we have now a number of weeks right here to see whether or not there are 4 Republicans who will step again from this precipice,” Coons informed host Jake Tapper.
“It’s the Republican majority that’s chargeable for racing ahead with this excessive, unqualified nominee — unqualified due to her excessive judicial philosophy,” he claimed of Barrett.
He insisted President Trump’s decide was solely there to “overturn the Reasonably priced Care Act in the midst of a pandemic.”
Republicans are “doing this to get somebody on the courtroom simply in time, per week after the election, to remove essential well being care protections from a majority of People,” Coons mentioned.
“After which if we occur to be within the truth sample the place we have now a President Biden who should have a look at what the appropriate steps are to rebalance our federal judiciary.”
Requested to verify that meant he was nonetheless open to including extra justices, he gave a agency “Sure.”