Sen. Deb Fischer stated Monday she has signed onto a Senate decision proposing an modification to the U.S. Structure that will lock within the present restrict of 9 U.S. Supreme Court docket judges.
“A few of my Democratic colleagues have expressed assist for packing our Supreme Court docket for political causes,” the Republican senator stated in a Fb publish.
“This modification protects the integrity of our nation’s highest court docket and ensures that it stays an unbiased department of presidency,” Fischer wrote.
The modification, proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, has been co-signed by 11 different Republican senators, together with Sen. Ben Sasse, Nebraska’s different senator.
The proposal would finally must be ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.
Dialogue about proposed addition of justices to the court docket adopted on the heels of Senate Republican refusal to think about the nomination of Merrick Garland by former Democratic President Barack Obama with virtually a 12 months remaining in his presidency and swift Senate affirmation of Republican President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett within the fading weeks of his administration and per week earlier than the 2020 presidential election.