During Monday’s opening statements by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) questioned the tactic of Democrats using the term “court packing” incorrectly.
In essence, “court packing” is the action of attempting to add seats to the Supreme Court simply because they don’t like that judges weren’t appointed by their specific political party.
Sasse first gave what he believes is the definition of “court packing.”
“Court packing is the idea that we should blow up our shared civics, that we should end the deliberative structure of the Senate by making it just another majoritarian body for the purposes of packing the Supreme Court.”
Sasse continued and spoke about his disdain for court packing and how it would subvert our judicial system.
“Court packing is not judicial reform, as some of you [Democrats] who wrote the memo over the weekend got a lot of media to bite on,” Sasse said. “Court packing is destroying the system we have now. It is not reforming the system we have now, and anybody who uses that language — the language that implies filling legitimate vacancies — is actually another form of court packing that’s playing the American people for fools.”
For video of Sasse’s comment, watch below: