CNN’s Don Lemon said Monday night that Democrats must go to extreme measures if the Supreme Court nominee of President Donald Trump is confirmed by the Senate, and Democrats take back the Senate and White House in November.
Deranged Don Lemon threatens to “blow up the entire system” including smashing the Electoral College and stacking the Court.
The Left is about one thing: power. pic.twitter.com/vE6cV8K4c1
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) September 22, 2020
“We’re going to have to blow up the entire system,” Lemon told fellow CNN host Chris Cuomo.
“I don’t know about that,” Cuomo replied. “You’re just going to have to vote.”
Lemon, however, continued to insist that Democrats would have to upend our institutions to make sure that Republicans cannot win power ever again.
“You’re going to have to get rid of the Electoral College,” Lemon continued. “Because the minority in this country get to decide who our judges are and who our president is. Is that fair?”
“You need a constitutional amendment to do that,” Cuomo replied. “You need two-thirds vote in the Congress and three-quarters of the state legislatures.”
“They may be able to do that,” Lemon argued, adding that Democrats should “stack the courts” as well.
This is just the latest in a string of radical proposals Democrats have floated after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
Several top Democrats have already embraced court-packing, and have threatened to end the filibuster as well.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., urged Democrats to “immediately move to expand the Supreme Court” if the Senate confirms Trump’s nominee:
If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court. 1/2 https://t.co/BDYQ0KVmJe
— Rep. Nadler (@RepJerryNadler) September 19, 2020
Lower-ranking congressional Democrats have called for the same:
If he holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021.
It’s that simple.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 19, 2020
Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) September 19, 2020