Lindsey Graham, Dems Will Change America as We Know It If Biden is Elected
Democrats would achieve their goal by uprooting the country's y's constitutional process
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that is Former Vice President Joe Biden is elected in November, Democrats will change the United States "as we know it."
Graham said that the Democrats would achieve their goal by uprooting the country's constitutional process.
“Constitutionally, the president has the ability until his last day in office to fill vacancies,” Graham said ahead of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
“[Barrett's] going to make it, and there is nothing unconstitutional. But what [Democrats] are talking about is expanding the court."
"We’re not packing the court; we’re making it nine. It’s been nine for 140 years,” Graham said.
The confirmation battle over Barret has ignited calls to expand the U.S. Supreme Court should Democrats capture the White House and Senate in the November election.
For more than 150 years, the Supreme Court has had nine justices, but the Constitution does not require nine, a number set by congress.
"Nine seems to be a good number. It's been that way for a long time," Ginsburg told NPR in July 2019.
"I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court."
Some Democrats argue that adding more justices is the right response to Republicans blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland in 2016, on the basis that seats should not be filled in election years.
"This Republican hypocrisy is shameful but not surprising," Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., tweeted.
"If they violate their own precedent, we must expand the Supreme Court."
Graham said that the Democrats want to “expand” the Supreme Court to “make it liberal.”
“They will literally change America as we know it. They will expand the number of the Supreme Court," he said.
"They will abolish the electoral college, which means, Ainsley, South Carolina doesn’t matter anymore. New York and California pick the president," Graham added.
"They’re going to make D.C. a state,” Graham said.
Graham went on to say:
“It’s going to be a parade of horribles if we lose the House, the Senate, and the White House. They are going to change this country so you won’t recognize it anymore.”
Graham echoed Trump's comments earlier this year when he warned that, if Biden wins the election in November, "the whole country will be Minneapolis."
"I feel that if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you’ve never seen," President Trump said at the time.