Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that Democrats should "seriously" consider putting more seats on the Supreme Court if there is a Democratic president and a Democratic majority in the Senate.
Holder, during a talk with the Yale Law National Security Group, said Democrats should "seriously consider adding two seats to the Supreme Court to make up for [Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s, R-Ky.,] power-grabbing antics," according to The Daily Beast.
The discussion was not recorded, but a spokesperson for Holder confirmed the statement.
"In response to a question, Attorney General Holder said that given the unfairness, unprecedented obstruction, and disregard of historical precedent by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, when Democrats retake the majority, they should consider expanding the Supreme Court to restore adherence to previously accepted norms for judicial nominations," spokesman Patrick Rodenbush told TDB.
"More and more Democrats are becoming convinced that we cannot resign ourselves to the third branch of government being captive to partisan Republican forces for the next 30 years," said Brian Fallon, who heads the left-leaning advocacy group Demand Justice. "Any progressive reforms that a Democratic president would pursue in 2021 would come under threat from the Supreme Court. Accepting the status quo on this issue is not going to fly and there is becoming a consensus that some type of reform needs to happen."
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