Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats should ensure Roe v. Wade stands by taking back control of the House, Senate, the presidency, and by packing the Supreme Court. Yea, good luck with that! Doesn’t she realize a Republican is in the White House?
One more reason not to let the Democrats get back any of their power. This woman is dangerously stupid. Why she gets so much free press coverage is way beyond me.
Does she think that she can put up as many supreme court justices as she wants as soon as she is inaugurated this fall?
AUDIENCE MEMBER: If in a few months from now, the Supreme Court looks like I’m pretty scared it’s going to – a court that would overturn Roe and make the president above the rule of law – what is to be done?
OCASIO-CORTEZ: I think that we take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Next!
The notion of “packing” the Supreme Court isn’t a new one.
Article III, Section 1 of the United States Constitution establishes a Supreme Court, reading: “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”
Because the text of the Constitution doesn’t mandate a specific number of Supreme Court justices, it was up to Congress to decide how many individuals would serve on the unelected body.
“When you’re dealing with these insane people holding the country hostage on the right, you can’t go in with your endpoint. You have to go in with a strong position. If they’re trying to end Planned Parenthood, I don’t think we go in with, No, let’s keep Planned Parenthood. I think we go in with, Let’s expand women’s rights to health care and have it guaranteed in every state. I think we can compromise on our tactics and how we get there, but we can’t compromise where we’re going.”
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