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Levin: Left Is Using ACB Appointment as Excuse to Pack Court

By Alexander Watson | October 28, 2020 | 2:08pm EDT
Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo credit: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo credit: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Conservative commentator Mark Levin argued that the plan of the Democrats has always been to pack the court, even before Justice Amy Coney Barrett was nominated, on Tuesday's "The Mark Levin Show."

"Almost exactly a year ago, here is the headline from The Washington Examiner, 'The Supreme Court Must Resist the Democrats' Shameful Court Packing Intimidation,'” he said. "So they’re using now the appointment of Justice Barrett as an excuse because there was no nomination of a Justice Barrett a year ago."

The Joe Biden campaign has consistently refused and dodged the question of whether or not it would pack the Supreme Court. 

“As I have been saying today and I've been saying throughout my career on radio, this is about the Democrat Party empowering itself," Levin claimed. "The Constitution is in the way. It’s an obstacle, the Bill of Rights especially, unless, of course, you're one of their constituents, perhaps a mass murderer."

A full transcript of this portion of the show follows:

Levin: By the way, just to prove it to you: almost exactly a year ago, here is the headline from The Washington Examiner, “The Supreme Court Must Resist the Democrats' Shameful Court Packing Intimidation.” So they’re using now the appointment of Justice Barrett as an excuse because there was no nomination of a Justice Barrett a year ago. “Senator Shelden Whitehouse (D-RI) and four of his Democratic colleagues have threatened the Supreme Court with 'restructuring' if it doesn't 'heal' itself. Basically, they’re flirting with court packing." It’s written here, and "some have suggested, for example, increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court, rotating justices off and on,” you hear Biden repeat this and so forth. So this is something that has been on the wish list of the Democrats and the radicals for some time, has absolutely nothing to do with Justice Barrett, when they say "now everything's on the table, now everything's on the table." Folks, everything was on the table. Everything was on the table. They were always planning to pack the Court. It literally had nothing to do with Justice Barrett. They were always looking to change freedom of speech. They were always looking to undermine religious liberty. They’re always looking to eviscerate the Second Amendment. As I have been saying today and I've been saying throughout my career on radio, this is about the Democrat Party empowering itself. The Constitution is in the way. It’s an obstacle, the Bill of Rights especially, unless, of course, you're one of their constituents, perhaps a mass murderer or whatever. Then they want to make sure that you have a lawyer, you’re protected and you can vote, even from prison. Ask Bernie Sanders. It's what he said and I believe he means it. 

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