Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for refusing to say if they are in favor of adding more seats to the Supreme Court amid the confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
McConnell released a statement Wednesday afternoon heavily criticizing Democrats for refusing to condemn court packing or adding more seats to the Supreme Court if Barrett is confirmed. McConnell also said Democrats are trying to change the meaning of court packing.
“It is bizarre to watch Vice President Biden and other Democrats refuse to give a straight answer on their own party’s threats to pack the Supreme Court. But it is even more absurd for them to try to redefine ‘court packing’ to mean any judicial confirmation that disappoints Democrats,” McConnell said.
“A prominent philosopher wrote that when leaders abuse language, it is because they seek to abuse power. Anyone who studied U.S. history in high school knows that ‘court-packing’ has a clear definition: A partisan attempt to expand the Supreme Court beyond nine seats, so new Justices can be added despite the Court having no vacancies. It is not ‘court-packing’ when the Senate confirms nominees to fill actual vacancies,” his