Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Dems Push Harder for Court-Packing After SCOTUS Ruling on Texas Law

Democrats are using the Supreme Court’s decision not to strike down a Texas law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected to push court-packing and the abolition of the Senate filibuster.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, falsely claimed the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, arguing the only solution left to Democrats is to “either abolish the filibuster and expand the court, or do nothing as millions of peoples’ bodies, rights, and lives are sacrificed for far-right minority rule.”

In a 5-4 decision, the court turned down an emergency request to block the Texas law, saying the defendants had not sufficiently proved that they had legal standing to sue in the first place.

The justices specifically said they were not basing their ruling on the constitutionality of the law in question.

Democrats, however, flew into a frenzy.

Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., another member of Ocasio-Cortez’s leftist “Squad,” claimed the ruling was “what far-right extremism looks like” and endorsed court-packing.

Rep. Veronica Jones, D-Texas, claimed the ruling shows the U.S. is “moving backwards when it comes to women’s rights and human rights in our country.”

Rep. Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., agreed and said there can be “no middle ground” for Democrats.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., suggested the Supreme Court’s ruling was not legitimate because Republicans “stole seats” on the bench.

He re-upped legislation he previously proposed that would add four seats to the court:

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