MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer on Monday why the Democrats couldn’t complete the work of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and “add a couple of justices” to the Supreme Court of the United States.
“Why can’t Democrats Constitutionally finish what FDR started back over 80 years ago and add a couple of justices in response to Republican radicalism?” Scarborough asked Schumer on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Roosevelt threatened to enlarge the Supreme Court when the body initially opposed his New Deal legislation.
“It’s Constitutional. And by [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell’s standard, you would be … in your right to do that, correct?” Scarborough asked. (RELATED: Democrats Threaten To Pack The Court If Republicans Nominate A Replacement For Ginsburg This Year)
Scarborough and Schumer were discussing the decision by President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate to move forward with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacant seat on the court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Scarborough suggested that Republican Kentucky Sen. McConnell was being hypocritical in supporting Barrett’s nomination when he refused to consider former President Barack Obama’s last nominee, Merrick Garland. Scarborough said at