President Trump knows members of the Democrat Party are out to undo all the good he has brought the country and roll back his major accomplishments, including the confirmation of two conservative Supreme Court justices.
Democrats wanted those picks, they wanted the two justices who can serve for the rest of their lives to be liberal and to help fulfill a liberal agenda across the country. They undoubtedly wanted the security of Roe v. Wade and to rule against gun and oil lobbies but they didn’t get their wish when Trump won the presidency and nominated Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court.
So, Democrats launched an effort to legally and drastically change the court.
The president exposed this secretive, yet major effort to legislate the addition of two more Supreme Court judges during comments in front of the White House.
“It’ll never happen,” he promised. “It’ll never happen in six years.”
“If they can’t catch up in an election, they’ll just try and catch up in another way,” Trump added. “I wouldn’t entertain that. The only reason that they’re doing that is they want to try and catch up.”
Trump says "it'll never happen" when asked about the Democrats' idea of adding more judges to the Supreme Court.
"If they can't catch up in an election, they'll just try and catch up in another way." pic.twitter.com/VlTzkteszL
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 21, 2019
Trump echoed this sentiment in a tweet where he said Democrats were looking to make changes, despite losing at the ballot box.
“The Democrats are getting very ‘strange,'” Trump tweeted. “They now want to change the voting age to 16, abolish the Electoral College, and Increase significantly the number of Supreme Court Justices. Actually, you’ve got to win it at the Ballot Box!”
Fox News reports the effort is also being backed by some Democratic presidential candidates:
It’s become the hot new topic on the 2020 presidential campaign trail: several Democratic contenders are talking up plans to overhaul the Supreme Court, with some offering proposals to add up to 10 more members.
Candidates including Sens.Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., have all signaled an openness to overhauling the court if they become president. And progressive groups are putting their money behind the message, an effort to tap into lingering liberal anger over President Trump’s two nominees confirmed to the high court.
According to the report, Democrats are looking to several different ways of changing the court:
The solution of many Democrats? Add more members, while changing the rules for who can serve and for how long.
Among the proposals are rotating justices on and off the bench from the lower appellate courts and imposing term limits for currently life-tenured federal judges.
“I would like to start exploring a lot of options,” Booker said Monday. “Term limits for Supreme Court justices might be one thing.”