Now that the Senate has confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, left-wing officials are calling for the expansion of the high court so that Democrats can add liberal justices if they gain control of the White House and Senate.
Democrats had been hinting at taking this measure ‒ commonly referred to as court packing ‒ since well before Barrett’s nomination, but calls to pack the Supreme Court have hit a fever pitch since her appointment by President Trump.
“This court is illegitimate, and must not be allowed to wreak misery on millions of Americans in service of a far-right minority and their corporate backers,” read a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., signed by 21 elected New York state officials that was reported by The Intercept’s Ryan Grim. “Congressional Democrats must end the filibuster and pass legislation to expand the court. Should he win, Joe Biden must sign it into law.”