On Thursday, to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court, Several House Democrats are set to unveil legislation.

A news conference is set to plan by the supporters of the proposal on the steps of the Supreme Court building. This will include U.S. Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps. Jerry Nadler and Mondaire Jones, both of New York, and Hank Johnson of Georgia.

The House Judiciary GOP responded a “No” on a Twitter announcement.

The ranking member of the judiciary, U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH), tweeted a video showing him in committee asking Nadler if the report is true.

A Democrat member asks for a point of order as Nadler refuses to answer the question and Jordan asks if he “can take that as a no, you’re not sponsoring that Mr. Chairman?”

The House Judiciary GOP quote tweeted Jordan and said, “#ICYMI: @ryangrim just reported that @RepJerryNadler is writing legislation to expand the Supreme Court. @Jim_Jordan asked if it was true. The Chairman wouldn’t answer. Sounds like the Democrats are running away from the bill before it’s even introduced!”

Since the Democrats’ is in control of the White House and Senate, the legislation could allow them to supersede the court’s current conservative majority by “packing” the court with liberal justices.

But some Republicans quickly disdained the proposal.

“Does expanding the Supreme Court count as infrastructure too?” U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote on Twitter.

Jones responded simply: “Yes,” with a heart emoji.

“Imagine if we reduced the number from nine to five and just kept the Republicans. You guys would go crazy,” Jordan added, according to the Washington Times.

The court plan is also criticized by Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., in a proposed amendment for a bill addressing possible reparations for African-Americans, the outlet reported.

“The idea of packing the Supreme Court is so dangerous, we have to address it now,” Johnson wrote.

Spokespeople for the Democratic backers of the proposal did not respond Wednesday night to Fox News’ requests for further details.

It was reported by Intercept on Wednesday that the legislation will propose expanding the court to 13 justices, from nine.

The Supreme Court has had nine justices since the 19th century, though the number of justices is not specified in the Constitution.

It does appear that the legislation is on, however as Jones tweeted out recently from his government account, “Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows. To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt. That’s why I’m introducing the Judiciary Act of 2021 with @RepJerryNadler, @RepHankJohnson, and @SenMarkey to add four seats to SCOTUS.”

“In Citizens United, SCOTUS invited dark money to flood our democracy. In Shelby County, SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, allowing Georgia’s SB 202 to become law. In Rucho, SCOTUS gave partisan gerrymandering its seal of approval. Expansion is the only way forward,” Jones added.

From his campaign account, Jones tweeted that he believes, “Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.” Grim, who originally broke the news, responded to Jones and pointed out, “You would indeed need another table or bench in that room.”

Markey has also tweeted out about the news and asked, “Who agrees that we should expand the Supreme Court?”

It is possible to increase the number of Supreme Court justices via an act of Congress. Although there have been nine members since 1869, the figure has changed over the nation’s history.

Sources: FOX NEWS, NEWS YAHOO, MSN, MEDIA RIGHT NEWS

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  1. nonstopca

    Why stop at 13…why not 23…33…43….how many liberals will be enough…?

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  2. OMEGA 2

    GO JIM GO, KICK NADLER’S BUTT ROYALLY HERE! HE IS JUST LIKE SCHUMER, THE NY CITY SEWER RAT! HIS BRAIN IS LOCKED BETWEEN HIS KNEES ALSO ENJOYING THE FOUL BREEZE FROM THERE WHICH HE USES IN HIS RANTS AGAINST THE USA!

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