Senate Minority Leader and living Marvel villain Chuck Schumer basically promised today that Democrats would increase the number of judges on the Supreme Court the next chance they get if Republicans move to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's now-vacant seat before the election.
On a conference call with congressional Dems, Schumer said:
"Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year. Nothing is off the table."
The meaning of that statement is clear. If Republicans fill RBG's seat and get a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court, the Democrats will, as soon as they have the power to do so, increase the number of justices on the court for the sole stated purpose of thwarting conservatives and packing more liberals in.
Scumbag move but typical of a party that worships power and depends on legislating its agenda from the bench instead of by the will of the people.