As Dems push Supreme Court expansion, Rep. Johnson’s “Keep the Nine” amendment reaches 100 co-sponsors
WASHINGTON — Legislation introduced by a group of Democratic lawmakers would to add four seats to the currently nine-member Supreme Court, in a long-shot bid designed to counter the court’s right tilt during the Trump administration.
South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson announced on Thursday that his “Keep the Nine” constitutional amendment has gained 100 House co-sponsors.
“The idea to pack the court is no longer conceptual, it’s a legitimate threat to politicize our nation’s most sacred judicial institution,” Rep. Johnson said. “I’m proud that my constitutional amendment to safeguard the Supreme Court from partisan politics reached 100 cosponsors today. We can’t risk compromising the public trust of the highest court in the land.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she might not bring it up for a vote if it advanced out of committee and the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is noncommittal as well.
To view the full list of co-sponsors, visit the link here.