Republican Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley slammed Democrats for threatening to pack the supreme court by adding additional seats ahead of Monday’s hearing with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Grassley was asked about Democrats like Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, who have floated the idea of packing the court or adding more seats to the court. Grassley said Democrats want to add up to five seats on the Supreme Court, making the total number of justices 13.
“What we’re doing is what’s been done every time there’s a vacancy on the Supreme Court. The constitution — the Senate does its constitutional responsibility of considering that nominee and that’s what we’re doing now in the case of Barrett. What Senator Coons and other Democrats — and particularly, Senator Biden — don’t want you to believe is what’s in the Democratic platform that they are going to add seats,” Grassley said.
“We have had nine seats for 150 years and there’s never been more than nine seats. What they want to do is put 10, 11, 12, and maybe up to 13 seats on the Supreme Court so they can put four