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Senate Republican introduces bill to hold Supreme Court at nine justices

By January 23, 2021February 16th, 2021No Comments

By Caitlin McFall – Fox News

West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito reintroduced a bill Friday that would limit the number of justices permitted in the Supreme Court.

“A nine Justice court has worked for our country for more than 150 years,” Capito said in a statement Friday. “Increasing that number in a partisan effort to achieve a desired policy result is a never-ending proposition.”

Following the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18, 2020, Republicans in the Senate rushed to push through a new Supreme Court justice – securing a third Republican-appointed justice under President Trump.

Democrats furiously pointed to the hypocritical nature of the confirmation, reminding their fellow GOP lawmakers of their refusal to review President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in March 2015, at which time they cited concerns over appointing a justice during an election year.

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