After the Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday night, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) weighed in on the future of the size of the high court.
As her party begins to embrace the idea of “court packing,” or expanding the size of the Supreme Court, Speaker Pelosi said that a 9-justice court could be obsolete. Speaker Pelosi also hinted that the federal courts may need to be expanded in size: "Should we expand the courts? Let's take a look and see. Maybe we need more District Courts as well," she said.
Directly after ACB is confirmed Nancy Pelosi suggests packing the Supreme Court AND District Courts:— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) October 27, 2020
"Should we expand the courts? Let's take a look and see. Maybe we need more District Courts as well." pic.twitter.com/Zh4rDQ6b5m
Nancy Pelosi on packing the Supreme Court: “let’s take a look and see” pic.twitter.com/rCg2fRv8il— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 27, 2020
The idea of “court packing” remains vastly unpopular with the American people, to various degrees, among Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
Dems: 57% yes / 28% no— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 20, 2020
Indies: 25% yes / 65% no
Rs: 6% yes / 89% no
Norm-breaking isn't politically popular...
Despite the political posturing coming from Democrats, the majority of Americans also favored confirming now-Justice Barrett to the highest court in the land.
Morning Consult poll: Support to confirm Amy Coney Barrett continues to rise, going from +3 at the end of September to +17 today.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 14, 2020
Support from idependents has moved from -3 to +7 over the last two weeks.
There is zero chance that ACB is not confirmed given these numbers. pic.twitter.com/E0PcQt50aE