Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the United States to become a Banana Republic.
The socialist darling recently told a crowd in Boston, “We take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the presidency, and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America,” according to a clip played this morning on Fox & Friends.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests Democrats should “pack the Supreme Court” if they regain control of Congress pic.twitter.com/UukySd10dq
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 13, 2018
The crowd erupted in applause.
The last time that was attempted — by another progressive — it didn’t fair so well.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to “pack the courts” and was roundly opposed.
Largely seen as a political ploy to change the court for favorable rulings on New Deal legislation, the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, commonly referred to as the “court-packing plan,” was Roosevelt’s attempt to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court for every justice older than 70 years, 6 months, who had served 10 years or more. …
It met instant opposition.
While it was never voted on in Congress, the Supreme Court justices went public in their opposition to it. And a majority of the public never supported the bill, either, says Barbara A. Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.
“Congress and the people viewed FDR’s ill-considered proposal as an undemocratic power grab,” Perry tells History.
Exactly what progressives like FDR and Ocasio-Cortez are all about.