In an announcement on social media Wednesday, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) said, “Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure,” after the news emerged of Democrats intend to roll out a court-packing bill.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) also claims paid leave, child care, and caregiving are “infrastructure” to include in future infrastructure legislation.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said the Democrat’s attempt to spin unrelated infrastructure items into an infrastructure bill was a tactic to change the English language.
“Instead of coming up with a better bill, Democrats have decided it’s the English language that needs to change. They are embarking on an Orwellian campaign to convince everybody that any government policy whatsoever can be labeled infrastructure,” McConnell said.
Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollak reported Wednesday night, “Congressional Democrats plan to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure.”
The court-packing bill, captained by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY), would expand the court from nine justices to 13 in a move widely applauded by left-wing groups.
Federal courts have been expanded by Congress based on caseloads, “some contend that expanding the Court with the intent to shape the Court’s composition and obtain more favorable case outcomes [for the president] may raise constitutional questions,” according to the Congressional Research Service.