Democrats thought they could beat Trump – but Rubio’s got a new plan.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio has not always been on President Trump’s side.
But in this latest episode, he’s backing POTUS all the way.
Democrats, concerned that Trump has already appointed two Supreme Court Justices (and perhaps two more in the coming years), want to end his conservative majority by packing the courts.
But Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to stop them in their tracks. From The Hill:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Wednesday he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to limit the Supreme Court to nine justices after some Democrats have floated expanding the number of seats on the high court.
This amendment will set a fixed limit on the number of seats on the Supreme Court.
As it stands now, nine justices serve on the Supreme Court. For many years, different parties have floated the idea of expanding the court.
If that’s the case, future (potentially) Democrat Presidents could override Trump’s conservative majority by simply adding on liberal judges.
That would naturally throw off the current majority.
The court has been this size since 1869. There is a reason why it hasn’t changed for so long.
The Supreme Court provides a much-needed balance of power between Congress and the president.
Making massive changes to the number of justices could have drastic impacts on our government.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that Democrats are pushing this change, during the Trump administration.
You’ll remember the battle Trump faced just for appointing Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was a moderate conservative, one of the least-controversial candidates around.
Yet getting him approved was tough. Very tough.
And only an amendment like this would keep the conservative majority intact for the coming generation.
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