Far Left Calls Shots In Democrats’ Attacks On Supreme Court
‘[L]ast week, [Democrats] rammed a blatant power-grab through the Judiciary Committee as part of their effort to tear down a branch of government they can’t control. Well, Senate Republicans are going to keep fighting this dangerous campaign at every step of the way. And in the meantime, our nation’s highest Court should continue to pay it no mind.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court:
“Democrats on the Judiciary Committee spent last Thursday considering the best way to reach from Article One of the Constitution into Article Three and tell a co-equal branch of government how to conduct its business.
“The pretext for this latest chapter in Democrats’ war on the institution of the Supreme Court was ‘ethics and transparency’. They had a supposedly urgent legislative bone to pick with Justices who take vacations and publish children’s books.
“But for all of our colleagues’ heartburn over a textualist Court that won’t reliably affirm their political preferences…
“For all of the baseless commotion about undue outside influence…
“Senate Democrats have proven themselves to be quite thoroughly influenced by the far-left’s most notorious dark money advocates and discredited causes.
“Here are some of the recent marching orders our colleagues have received from the activist left.
“‘Start taking on the court rhetorically as a political villain.’
“‘We’d like to amplify anyone who uses this corruption/legitimacy messaging.’
“‘Restrain MAGA justices immediately’.
“‘Rip the veil off.’
“Well, Mr. President, Senate Democrats have dutifully followed their orders. In their words:
“The Supreme Court is, ‘MAGA-captured’.
“We have a, ‘stilted, illegitimate’ Court.
“‘We need to expand the Court.’
“One Senator let the cat out of the bag, saying that this supposed ‘ethics’ inquiry is just a predicate to court-packing. ‘I don’t think we should foreclose that in an amendment’.
“Our colleagues understand what the far left expects of them. They know that their party’s base has long since discarded any desire to achieve its goals from within our institutions.
“So last week, they rammed a blatant power-grab through the Judiciary Committee as part of their effort to tear down a branch of government they can’t control.
“Well, Senate Republicans are going to keep fighting this dangerous campaign at every step of the way. And in the meantime, our nation’s highest Court should continue to pay it no mind.”
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