Ruth Bader Ginsburg had one final surprising request for Democrats
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death threw a giant curveball into the Democrats’ 2020 plans.
Now Democrats in the Senate are waging an all-out war to stop Republicans from confirming her successor.
But Ruth Bader Ginsburg had one final surprising request for Democrats.
Democrats’ strategy for blocking Senate Republicans from confirming President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg centers around a blackmail campaign.
Led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of Congress, Democrats are threatening Republicans with packing the Supreme Court with as many as six liberal justices if the Republicans go through with a confirmation and the Democrats then win power in November.
But the idea of court packing does not sit well with many Americans.
And one of them was Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
In an interview with NRP’s Nina Totenberg, Ginsberg shot down the Democrats’ calls during the primary campaign to pack the Supreme Court.
Ginsberg remarked that FDR tried to pack the Supreme Court in the 1930s in reaction a conservative justices striking down New Deal legislation and that it was a bad idea when FDR tried it and it would be a bad idea in today’s America as well.
RBG: “Bad idea when [FDR] tried to pack the court… If anything would make the court appear partisan it'd be…one side saying, ‘When we’re in power we’re going to enlarge the number of judges so we'll have more ppl who will vote the way we want them to.’"pic.twitter.com/e3vj0Mzo0K
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) September 19, 2020
If Trump and the GOP fill the seat the screams for retribution on the Left will be loud.
And the cries for revenge may be too overwhelming for party leaders to resist.