2020-09-20 14:36:09 UTC
By Morgan Phillips
Published 18 hours ago
Rep. Jerry Nadler punched back at Republicans proposing to confirm a
new Supreme Court justice before the next term by suggesting Democrats
add seats to the bench if they win control of the Senate in November.
“If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee
during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take
office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the
Supreme Court,” Nadler wrote on Twitter.
“Filling the SCOTUS vacancy during a lame duck session, after the
American people have voted for new leadership, is undemocratic and a
clear violation of the public trust in elected officials. Congress
would have to act and expanding the court would be the right place to
start,” the New York Democrat continued.
Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said "nothing is off the table" if
Republicans move forward with confirming a justice immediately.
“Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move
forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing
is off the table," he said on a caucus call with Senate Democrats
Saturday, a source on the call told Fox News. He added that
"Everything Americans value is at stake."
Everything liberals value is at stake, like abortion.