Democrats sent the Supreme Court a letter threatening them with retribution if they began overturning political laws, like gun control laws in New York:
POLITICO – The Senate majority leader and his 52 GOP colleagues sent a letter to the Supreme Court on Thursday pushing back against a Democratic amicus brief urging the court not to take up “political ‘projects” like a new challenge to New York City’s gun laws.
Led by Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, five Democratic senators argued earlier this month that the case was part of a drive to install a conservative majority on the court and strike down gun laws. The Democrats closed their letter by suggesting that voters may eventually demand the Supreme Court be “restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics” if it continues on its current course.
This is really a huge story and yet the media has all but ignored it. There should be outrage in all sectors of the media over members of the Senate threatening the Supreme Court.
McConnell and every one of his Republican members did respond to this with a letter of their own, promising to protect the court from ominous threats:
McConnell (R-Ky.) and the Senate GOP said the effort “openly threatened this court with political retribution if it failed to dismiss the [New York] petition as moot.”
“The implication is as plain as day: Dismiss this case, or we’ll pack the court,” the Republicans wrote in the letter, first reported by the Washington Post, adding that they would fight against any restructuring plans.
“We share Justice Ginsburg’s view that ‘nine seems to be a good number,’ they said. “And it will remain that way as long as we are here.”
Now I want you to see how Politico began their article. This was their first line: “Mitch McConnell is at war with Senate Democrats over the Supreme Court all over again.”
Are you kidding me? It should read “Senate Democrats are at war with the Supreme Court and Senate Republicans are vowing to protect it from Democrat threats…”, or something along those lines.
You can read the full letter by McConnell and Senate Republicans here.