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Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court, ‘Squad’ members Demand that democrats expand the bench

Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to Supreme Court, ‘Squad’ members Demand that democrats expand the bench

In a move ensured to change the Highest court for years, Trump has put a historic third Supreme Court Justice, Amy Barrett on the bench.

She was voted in by a vote of 52 to 48, thus putting her on the bench.

Justice Clarence Thomas swore her in later that same day.

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While this overjoys much of the Right, others on the Left have taken this as a reason to move towards more extreme measures.

Members of the progressive “Squad” of House Democrats didn’t skip a beat on Monday, calling for court-packing almost immediately after Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

It turns out Ilhan Omar and the left have forgotten their history. No President, from Washington to Trump, has ever taken office due to the popular vote; they are elected by electoral vote.

“Expand the court,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in a terse response.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., followed: “Expand the court.”

Monday’s vote came after weeks of partisan bickering over the rationale for confirming justices before an election.

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“We are going to take back the White House [and] Senate next week with a resounding mandate from the people to fight back against Trump’s illegitimately stacked judiciary,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted after Barrett’s confirmation. “We must expand the Court if we’re serious about the transformational change the people are crying out for.”

After Senate Democrats previously indicated they would take extraordinary measures in response to a Barrett confirmation, former Vice President Joe Biden declined to say whether he would pack the courts.

Another “Squad” member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., tweeted a photo of herself, with the words: “We reject this injustice. We will fight for our rights. We will legislate our values.”

Just before the Senate’s vote on Monday, Biden floated the possibility that he could move justices to other courts. 

“There is some literature among constitutional scholars about the possibility of going from one court to another court, not just always staying the whole time in the Supreme Court but I have made no judgement,” Biden said at a campaign stop in Chester, Pa.

He went on to say that “there are just a group of serious constitutional scholars, have a number of ideas how we should proceed from this point on.”

Biden’s predecessor, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, urged followers to vote Republicans out of office. 

“Senate Republicans just pushed through a Supreme Court justice who will help them take away Americans’ health care in the middle of a pandemic. For them, this is victory. Vote them out,” she said.

It turns out the left is doing what they do best, throwing childish temper tantrums when they can’t get their way, and Clinton is like a bad habit that will not go away!

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Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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