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SCOTUS SCHMOTUS: The Flip Flop of the Left on the Highest Court in the Land


In the latest example of progressive hysteria and hypocrisy, a group of democrats formally launched legislative efforts Thursday to pack the Supreme Court by adding four new justices. 

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY..) and Judiciary Committee members Mondaire Jones (D-NY.) and Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced the legislation outside the Supreme Court. 

“We’re here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken,” Markey said. “It is out of balance. It needs to be fixed.” 

“Expanding the Supreme Court rights the wrongs the republicans have done to this great court,” Markey added. “Expanding the Supreme Court is equal justice and will ensure equal justice is dispensed to all Americans.”

The hypocrisy of the matter is astounding, but to team-left, contradiction is key. 

Just five years ago, Sen. Markey stood in the exact same spot with a different message: We Need Nine. 

In 2016, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, democrats initiated the #WeNeedNine campaign, calling for an immediate hearing on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. 

Now that conservatives have a majority in the Court, the liberal answer is to pack it. But, that’s not what they’re calling it. 

“We’re not packing [the court], Nadler said. “We’re unpacking it.” 

The legislation in question, dubbed the Judiciary Act of 2021, is a two-page bill that would increase the number of justices from 9 to 13, Fox News reports. This would provide Biden the opportunity to nominate four new justices. 

It has long been a question of whether Biden would support this move, as he refused to answer during the campaign. 

But, support for court packing would mark a reversal of an opinion he expressed in 1983 while serving in the Senate. 

At the time, Biden spoke out against President Reagan’s efforts to replace three members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, comparing the situation to President Roosevelt’s attempt to add six justices to the Court in 1937. 

“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct,” Biden said. 

“But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, if for an entire decade, the independence of the most significant body in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.” 

There’s an old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words. But, in this case, the picture is priceless. 

Team-left will clearly go to any lengths to get their way, even if it means completely flip-flopping their position on something so critical as the Supreme Court. 

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