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‘Squad’ Members Call for Expanding the Court after Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

The Squad wasted no time in calling for the expansion of the Supreme Court after Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation.


Immediately following the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States, the “Squad” called for packing the court.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues took to Twitter to make more threats to the American people.

AOC and Ilhan Omar both tweeted “Expand the court.”

Meanwhile, Rashida Tlaib called President Donald Trump’s judiciary “illegitimate.”

AOC +3's reaction was not much of a surprise.

Here's Fox News with that:

Members of the progressive "Squad" of House Democrats didn't skip a beat on Monday, calling for court-packing almost immediately after Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

"Expand the court," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in a terse response.

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., followed: "Expand the court."

Monday's vote came after weeks of partisan bickering over the rationale for confirming justices before an election.

"We are going to take back the White House [and] Senate next week with a resounding mandate from the people to fight back against Trump’s illegitimately stacked judiciary," Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., tweeted after Barrett's confirmation. "We must expand the Court if we’re serious about the transformational change the people are crying out for."

After Senate Democrats previously indicated they would take extraordinary measures in response to a Barrett confirmation, former Vice President Joe Biden declined to say whether he would pack the courts.

Check out the Twitter feed of the members of the Squad.

You'd think these 4 would be happy to see the appointment of a strong female Supreme Court Justice.

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Since Judge Barrett doesn't allign politically with their radical ideas, they are instead filled with contempt for her appointment.

CBS News has more on Judge Barret's confirmation:

The Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, just days before Election Day, solidifying the conservative majority on the court as it is set to consider several high-profile cases in the coming months. She was sworn in shortly thereafter by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.

Barrett was confirmed by a vote of 52-48 on Monday evening, after Democrats exhausted the procedural maneuvers undertaken to delay her confirmation. Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins, voted against confirming Barrett to the Supreme Court. All the Democrats voted against her, including red state Senators Doug Jones of Alabama, who is up for reelection this year, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

Barrett's confirmation has left Democrats concerned about the fate of the nation's health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision allowing women to have access to abortions. The court will be hearing a case on the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate in November. Barrett could also end up weighing in on a general election-related case involving the man who nominated her, should the results of the race between President Trump and Joe Biden come before the Supreme Court.

Immediately following her confirmation, the White House held an event to celebrate, this time, with attendees spread out and mostly masked, unlike the event to celebrate Barrett's nomination. Justice Thomas administered the constitutional oath to Barrett, with President Trump standing in between Thomas and Barrett.

"I am grateful for the confidence you have expressed in me, and I pledge to you and to the American people that I will discharge my duties to the very best of my ability," Barrett said after she was sworn in.

Barrett emphasized that she will be independent from the legislative and executive branches, as she made her confirmation speech from the White House grounds.

A senior White House official told CBS News face coverings were required, and the chairs were spaced out, in contrast to the nomination ceremony in the Rose Garden earlier this month. Several attendees of the ceremony, including the president, tested positive for COVID-19 after that "super-spreader" event.

The Trump campaign celebrated Barrett's confirmation in a statement.

"Justice Amy Coney Barrett is a reminder to millions of Americans why they voted for President Trump in the first place. She is now the third solid, conservative Justice appointed to the Supreme Court by the President and she will apply the Constitution and not turn the Court into a super legislature," Trump campaign legal adviser Jenna Ellis said. "Her nomination and confirmation exposed the radical leftist plan to pack the Court by expanding its size, and also put Joe Biden on the spot. He must now come clean with the American people, reveal his list of prospective justices, explain his position on court packing, and stop telling voters that they 'don't deserve' to know what he thinks."

The Squad represents the most radical wing of the Democratic party and, God forbid, the possible future of the party.

While Judge Barret's confirmation is a victory for the Constitution and for America, politicians like Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley will stop at nothing to destroy such victories.

America needs to vote these people out, and quickly.


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