House Democrats Block GOP Measure to Protect SCOTUS

House Democrats blocked a Republican request Wednesday that would have prevented the expansion of the Supreme Court.

The Republican resolution proposed an amendment to the Constitution requiring the Supreme Court to be composed of nine justices — as it has been for the past 153 years, Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) pointed out Wednesday.

“Fundamentally changing the composition of the court to satisfy the demands of one political party would permanently erode the independence of the judicial branch and forever alter the separation of powers, which is the very foundation our constitution and our nation were built upon,” Cole warned.

But Democrats blocked the resolution on Wednesday.

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