Mitch McConnell has taken aim at President Biden’s upcoming commission to explore making changes to the Supreme Court:
This new court-packing commission is not some serious pivot away from Democrats’ political attacks on the Court. It’s just an attempt to clothe those attacks in fake legitimacy.
My full statement: pic.twitter.com/qX639r68M3
— Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) April 9, 2021
Mother Jones’ Ari Berman, however, is accusing McConnell of being the real court-packer:
The real court packing was when Mitch McConnell blocked Merrick Garland 8 months before election but confirmed Amy Coney Barrett 8 days before election when 65 million had already voted
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) April 10, 2021
To be fair, a very high number of people agree with Berman on that. But read between the lines a little and there are some interesting things going on in that tweet. First of all…
This is an argument against early voting, but he’s too much of a partisan shill to realize it. https://t.co/nVYoHdezPs
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) April 10, 2021
That plus “court-packing” isn’t filling open judicial seats or any of the accompanying political games that are played in the meantime.
That’s not court packing
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) April 10, 2021
Filling vacancies is not packing the court.
— Jenny J. (@jennyjupite) April 10, 2021
No it isn’t.
You don’t have a single clue what court packing truly means
— commonsense (@commonsense258) April 10, 2021
No, it's not "the real court packing" you utter psychos. Youre now trying to legit just make the SC subservient to the executive and legislature. Do you people have any idea how much you're trying to destroy the entire Liberal fabric of this country?
— Eric Newbury ? (@newbury_eric) April 10, 2021
You could just tell people you don't know what court packing is https://t.co/3fmZrgwfDI
— Patrick (@Fenstick) April 10, 2021
"Everything is court packing!" Well, good for you for at least not thinking it was gerrymandering. Still wrong, but at least the right branch of government. ?
— Robert (Bob) Jeffers (@TuliusT) April 10, 2021
That's not court packing. The left needs to stop redefining words when things don't go there way. https://t.co/CAQ6uku7ww
— King Henry the Ginger (@gingertophat) April 10, 2021
Before you know it the Dem talking point of the day will be “court-packing is infrastructure.”