Members of the Squad Make Dopey Suggestion Just Minutes After Justice Amy Coney Barrett Is Confirmed

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It was already a given that the inevitable confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett would be met with wailing and gnashing of teeth. But Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) managed to add a dose of absurdity into the equation. 

The moment that Barrett’s confirmation was announced, AOC and Ilhan took to Twitter to call for the same radical restructuring of the Supreme Court that many of her far-left colleagues have been pushing for. “Expand the court,” they both tweeted.  

AOC followed up with another tweet intimating that Republicans do horrible things like appoint Supreme Court justices because the Democrats don’t “play hardball.” She wrote: “Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t. There is a legal process for expansion.”

Omar followed her post by whining about the electoral college and the popular vote. She tweeted:

“Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices. 

By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.”

None of this is a surprise, right? Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are two of many on the left who are caterwauling about how it’s so unfair that the Republicans appointed a Supreme Court in accordance with the Constitution. Many are calling for the Democrats to pack the Supreme Court if they manage to win the presidency and the Senate in November.

However, the prospects don’t look very good on that front. Former Vice President Joe Biden has not exactly been forthcoming when it comes to whether or not he would add seats to the court, but he has indicated that he might look into other ways to restructure the Supreme Court. 

But either way, these comments are a reminder of how high the stakes are for the November election. If the Democrats win the presidency and the Senate, it could mean radical changes to the nation’s judicial system even if it doesn’t involve court-packing. 

 

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