This episode of What’s Ahead exposes the real reasons that Democrats will try to pack the Supreme Court with as many as six new compliant justices if they sweep the November elections. Democrats realize they aren’t likely to block an immediate replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which will give the so-called conservatives a solid majority on the High Court.
Their real fear is not an overturning of Roe v Wade—protestations to the contrary, the Court is not oblivious to public opinion—but rather that most Justices won’t go along with far-left Democrats’ desires to restrict First Amendment free-speech guarantees, to gut Second Amendment gun rights and to impose unprecedented regulatory burdens on commerce and individuals.
Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the Court in 1937, when he was at the height of his political powers. The public was appalled, and FDR’s scheme went down to overwhelming and ignominious defeat.
Will we be so fortunate this time?