Amidst Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s repeated refusal to say whether he will consider expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, publicly demanded on Sunday morning that people stop asking Democrats about court-packing.
“Stop asking Dems about packing the Court. We aren’t doing it. They are. In order to take away our healthcare,” tweeted Jeffries, while pushing two Democrat talking points about the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation battle.
Stop asking Dems about packing the Court.
We aren’t doing it.
In order to take away our healthcare.
— Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) October 11, 2020
The Democratic chairman’s tweet contains two Democratic talking points that have grown in popularity over the last few weeks. The first talking point? Republicans are actually the ones in favor of court-packing, and have been doing it for years.
To make this argument, Democratic politicians have recently been blurring the historical