Supreme Court Will 'Lose All Legitimacy' if Expanded
The Supreme Court will "lose all legitimacy" If Democrats pass a bill introduced Thursday that would allow the appointment of four liberal judges, Senator Tom Cotton said, who made his remarks citing remarks by Judge Stephen Breyer and late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
"One reason that we respect the rule of law is that our Constitution created an independent judiciary to protect the rights of Americans and create a final tribunal," the Arkansas Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "It makes its decision in accordance with the law and statutes and previous cases. But if the Democrats want to expand the court to add four new liberal justices because that's the current deficit they would need ... the court will lose all legitimacy."
Scott Cotton noted that Breyer had made a suspension of legality a few weeks ago, and Ginsburg said a few years ago that the size of the court should not be increased.
"The Democrats have a very bad habit of trying to intimidate the court," he said. "It is fine to criticize Supreme Court decisions. Heaven knows I've criticized plenty of them. But to take actions that you will expand the court or constrict their rules is a way to intimidate the justices into the Democrats' favored ruling."
Cotton also commented on the plans to remove troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, He said he shares concerns that Afghanistan could revert to a terrorist safe haven if U.S. troops are pulled.
April 15, 2021