House Democrats blocked a Republican resolution attempting to create a constitutional amendment to cap the number of Supreme Court justices at nine.
It’s no secret Democrats want to expand the court and pack the judicial branch with liberal justices to alter the country.
Today, House Republicans witnessed further proof of that.
The joint resolution led by Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., was voted down by 218 Democrats in the House.
Johnson and Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., both spoke on the House floor in support of the “Keep the Nine” resolution on Wednesday.
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats just blocked @HouseGOP requests to uphold the 153-year-long composition of the Supreme Court, protect the balance of power & prevent the judicial branch from being subjected to political whims & wishes of one party. #KeepTheNine pic.twitter.com/L074tjVyfF
— House Rules Committee (@RulesReps) July 13, 2022
“When Washington changes the rules only to acquire power or only to maintain power, it undermines public trust in the institutions that bind Americans together,” Johnson said.
“We don’t need a further undermining of these institutions.”
“Frankly, where does it end?” the congressman continued.
“Once this body establishes that the size of the Court can grow, only so we can secure the preferred judicial decisions of the House Majority, where does it end?”
Fox News reported:
Johnson said his resolution “puts into the Constitution what has already been the case since 1869 – nine Justices on the Supreme Court.”
“If we can just put into the Constitution to ‘Keep the Nine’ we will be able to somewhat insulate the Court from the most corrosive political maneuvering that this body is capable of,” he added.
Progressives in both chambers have become increasingly more vocal in their support of packing the Supreme Court amid the fallout of Roe’s overturn.
One of those lawmakers is vulnerable Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Susan Wild, who compared the Supreme Court’s decision on prayer in public schools to the Taliban in an interview last week.
Watch Rep. Dusty Johnson’s full speech HERE: