Here’s the news you need to know on this Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
LISTEN: What to Expect Ahead of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Vote Next Week
Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss some of the most outrageous—and best parts—of her Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. And what we can expect as the Senate votes to confirm her.
Senate Republicans Offer Constitutional Amendment to Block Efforts to Expand SCOTUS
Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and five other Senate Republicans have introduced a constitutional amendment to prevent Democrats from packing the Supreme Court if Joe Biden wins the White House and Democrats capture the Senate.
The proposed amendment simply states: “The Supreme Court of the United States shall be composed of nine justices.”
Biden Owes Us an Answer on Court Packing
Democratic candidate Joe Biden has so far refused to reveal who he might appoint to the Supreme Court, but he revealed more than he may have intended when he said in an Oct. 9 interview that voters do not “deserve” to know his position on court-packing. He tried to walk that back a bit in an ABC News town-hall interview Thursday, conceding that voters have a right to know his position and will before Election Day, “Depending on how they handle this” — a reference, apparently, to Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination.
Coons: You Bet We’re Open to Court Packing
Democratic Senator and Biden surrogate Chris Coons (Delaware) went on State of the Union on Sunday to pitch his candidate. Jake Tapper, to his credit, once again brought up the question that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refuse to discuss with American voters. Are they open to packing the Supreme Court if Biden wins? Unlike the candidates he represents, Coons indicated that he was definitely receptive to the idea.
Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination — a Milestone That Can be Undone
New from JCN president Carrie Severino: Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would be an incredible milestone, one that can be brutally undone should the Democrats attempt to pack the court.
Meanwhile on Twitter…
“Wow — NYT poll shows steep opposition to court packing” – @Mattdizwhitlock
“Club For Growth is keeping track of senators’ positions on court-packing and where they stand on confirming Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court.” – @club4growth
“Court packing, unsurprisingly, looks like a total loser for the Democrats per the NYT poll. People oppose it 58-31%.” – @RichLowry
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