Eric Holder slammed for referring to a Trump lower court judicial nomination as ‘court packing’
Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to dilute the conservative majority on the US Supreme Court by adding a handful of liberal justices sufficient to obtain a liberal majority. His own party said it was a foolhardy power grab that would destroy the integrity of the Court, and stopped him.
Court has had nine justices for nearly 200 years, and through dozens of administrations and congresses it has remained at that number–because everyone agreed it is the ideal number of justices.
Fast-forward to 2020, when President Trump has the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the Supreme Court. The Left is howling and threatening to pack the court when it takes power in January. Yes, they mean they will nominate several liberal judges to be placed on the Court, and expand its numbers with a liberal majority.
However, as candidate Joe Biden has come under fire for refusing to denounce the threatened ploy–saying that voters “don’t have the right to know” if that’s what he will do if elected–the Left has fired up the Orwellian propaganda machine, with a redefining of the term “packing the court.” Now, under this ‘new and improved’ version of court packing, they claim that President Trump has been packing the courts by simply appointing judges to vacancies–as required by the US Constitution.
At some point, the American people need to wake up to the propaganda of the Left, and understand that leftists have no love of truth, or America. They are enemies of the Constitution, and of truth, and will say anything, regardless of basis in fact, to make their twisted point.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder was slammed Tuesday for referring to one of President Trump’s lower court judicial nominations as “court packing,” as the issue of expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court has come into the spotlight in recent days.
“THIS is court packing,” Holder, who served as attorney general during the Obama administration, tweeted late Monday, referring to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s intention to hold a committee vote on Kathryn Mizelle, a Trump nominee for the position of U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
Biden argued in 1983 that although it was within the president’s right to expand the court and populate it with his particular political brand, it risked damaging the credibility of the commission. He compared it to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s unsuccessful attempts in 1937 to expand the Supreme Court by six justices – in other words, pack the court.
“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct,” Biden, then 40, told the committee. “But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, if for an entire decade, the independence of the most-significant body … in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.”
Because of the left’s determination to undermine the US Constitution and turn America in a socialist wasteland, this writer sees very bad and fiery times in America’s future.
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