Left-wing and Democrat advocacy for expanding the number of Supreme Court justices is part of a strategy to make the nation’s highest court “an aggressive agent for change,” explained Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, offering his remarks on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Severino said, “They’re pretty clear on this. They simply have said [they] don’t want to wait for the actual constitutional process of getting new Supreme Court justices when a president appoints them and they’re confirmed by the Senate. [They] need justices on there who are going to vote with all of their liberal policies.”
A “laundry list” of liberal groups — including “extremist groups” marketing themselves as environmentalists and judicial advocates — are coordinating advocacy for court-packing, Severino said.
“Dark money” funds “the left’s network,” Severino added.
“All of these groups are often operating as just arms of the same organization so you don’t have them interested in only one of their issues,” said Severino. “They really just want to all band together to get liberal policies enacted across the board. That’s what they want the courts to do. They’re frustrated that they can’t automatically do that for much of the last 50 years.