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Republican lawmakers announced Tuesday they would.the introduction of a constitutional amendment this week that would stop the recent push by some Democrats to increase the number of judges of the Supreme court
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., slammed calls by 2020, the democratic hopefuls, the number of sitting judges, as “dangerous” and a threat to the balance of power between the three branches of government.
To grab “schemes, the court are dangerous for the vision of the founders, of an independent judiciary, which acts as a check on both the Executive and Legislative branches of government,” he wrote on Twitter.
Green said he wants to file a constitutional amendment Thursday that limited the number of judges from 9 to the number, it has since 1869.
“The Supreme court must remain fair and impartial branch of the government, not the party obliged.”
Several Democrats on the election campaign, including former Rep. Beto O’rourke and Sens. Cory Booker, D-N. J., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, have signaled their openness to increasing the number of judges on the court, if they get into the White house.
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But the Republicans fired again, with even the President said “it will never happen.”
Trump told reporters in the rose garden on Tuesday to increase the displacement, seats, comes after the new administration was able to make room for two new judges -Neil from gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, after the Dems’ loss in the elections of 2016.
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“I would not entertain me. The only reason that you do this, you will want to try and catch, so if you can’t catch up to win through the ballot box, through elections, they want to try to do it in a different way,” he said.
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Other Republican lawmakers supported the Green proposal, including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who also announced that plans to introduce a similar measure in the Senate.
“We need to prevent further destabilisation of the essential institutions,” he wrote on Twitter. “Court-packing is fast becoming a litmus test for the 2020 Democratic candidates.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., called the growing demand for the extension of the court’s “ironic.”
“I find it ironic Democrats want to increase the size of the Supreme court, but the military.”
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called on to expand the idea of the courts “radical.”
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The Constitution is not a number of judges to be justified; that is up to the Congress. There were initially six members of the high court — were seven, then nine, then eight, then ten, for a while, then back down to eight, and then nine ticks up to in the year 1869.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Bill mears contributed to this report.