GOP Confident Court Expansion Bill Will Hurt Democrat Party

Republican lawmakers said Democrat attempts to pack the Supreme Court will be so unpopular that it will ultimately help the GOP party in the 2022 midterm elections.

This week, Democrats introduced controversial legislation that would expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats. In response, dozens of Republicans spoke out and took to social media to call the legislation an “assault” on judicial independence.

Friday, Florida Senator Rick Scott (R) said it will be “pretty easy” to get Democrats on the record on court packing. Then, when Democrats attempt to pass the legislation through reconciliation, Republicans will have an advantage when offering up amendments.

Scott said Democrats are only concerned with following their party leaders.