(ReliableNews.org) – Democrats continue to reckon with the outcome of the sudden death of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last year. Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) quickly pushed through the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the bench, and she was sworn into office days before the 2020 general elections.
Democrats appear determined not to let that happen again. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talked about the future realignment of the Supreme Court during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, June 13. However, she ended up confessing the Democrats’ plan to win elections.
AOC: "I do think that we need to talk about the elephant in the room, which is Senate Democrats which are blocking crucial items in a Democratic agenda for reasons that I don't think hold a lot of water." pic.twitter.com/t3ixCCQ6cV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2021
When asked if liberal-leaning Justice Stephen Breyer should retire soon so Biden could replace him, Ocasio-Cortez answered that she would likely “lean toward yes.” Continuing, she explained that if Senate Democrats can’t push through HR1, the House elections bill, Democrats “cannot solely rely on a wish of winning elections” in the future.
She then invoked concerns about the push to revise election laws in Republican-led states like Texas and Arizona, stating that Democrats needed to “protect” the Supreme Court as part of an effort to roll back those proposed voting measures by the states. According to her, they constitute “voter suppression attacks.”
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