Increasing the Supreme Court from 9 to 11
Let’s be clear here from the outset. The modern-day Republican party is not only now held hostage to the whims of an ex-reality TV show star President with an extreme aversion to his tax affairs ever becoming public, but the GOP now politically weaponizes as much of the apparatus of government as it can.
Nowhere has that been more apparent than with the Supreme Court in the last five years or so, being especially amplified with the arrival of Trump in the Oval Office.
Of course, the reality is that the Supreme Court has always had a political dimension to it – with the prevailing President of the day having the “luxury” of appointing liberal or conservative leaning justices, subject to their own particular whims.
However, this is certainly the Age of Trump and to a lesser degree that of McConnell – so all Supreme Court bets are now off.
Previous precedents seemingly no longer matter. Jurisprudence is now subservient to rampant partisan political urges.
Take McConnell’s recent sickening display of hypocrisy when asked if he would look to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 (a Presidential election year), if one became available. With a smirk of arrogance that only McConnell can display, he confirmed that he would indeed do just that