Last night Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed and immediately the Democrats threatened to pack the courts.
On today’s Jay Sekulow Live/The Logan Sekulow ReProgram, we talked about Justice Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court and the immediate, possibly coordinated, threat by the Democrats to pack the courts and radically remake our judicial system.
President Trump said the following at the White House ceremonial swearing in of Justice Barrett:
This is a momentous day for America, for the United States Constitution, and for the fair and impartial rule of law. The Constitution is the ultimate defense of American liberty. The faithful application of the law is the cornerstone of our republic.
At the ceremony, Justice Barrett spoke of her love for the Constitution:
I love the Constitution and the Democratic Republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it. Thank you.
Regardless of how next week’s election shakes out for President Trump, unless the other side gets their way with court packing, this is the legacy of this presidency. ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett explained:
I think this is going to be maybe the biggest legacy that President Trump leaves behind. Quite frankly, there is a lot to choose from.
I have a lot of confidence in Justice Barrett. Of course she won’t make every opinion, every ruling, as I would. If you’re actually a good Justice, you don’t do that. I have a lot of confidence that we’re going to be very privileged from her service for decades on the Court.
I was very excited to see the confirmation process go fairly swiftly and also fairly controversy free.
Now afterwards members of the Democrat Caucus immediately called for court packing in the wake of Justice Barrett’s confirmation. This was not a common term a few months ago. It essentially means to expand the Supreme Court beyond the current makeup of nine Justices. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib outright called for it, while Senator Elizabeth Warren and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others made different statements in favor of packing the courts.
On the Senate floor, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lamented Justice Barrett’s confirmation:
Here, at this late hour, at the end of this sordid chapter in the history of the Senate, the history of the Supreme Court, my deepest and greatest sadness is for the American people. Generations yet unborn will suffer the consequences of this nomination.
That’s an ironic statement by Senator Schumer, given their stringent opposition to Justice Barrett is, in large part, due to their stance on abortion. It is our hope that the Supreme Court upholds the rights of those “generations yet unborn.”
We’re also one week out from Election Day. As always, we’ll keep you informed about the latest updates. We won’t tell you who to vote for at the ACLJ, but I urge you to vote.
The full broadcast is complete with a lot more discussion by our team about Justice Barrett’s confirmation, the response by the Democrats, and the upcoming election.
Watch the full broadcast below.
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