Jerry Nadler Refuses to Answer Jim Jordan’s Inquiry About Planned Bill to Expand the Supreme Court

It was reported earlier today by Ryan Grim with The Intercept that Democrats are planning legislation to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices, sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and in the House by Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Mondaire Jones(D-NY), and Hank Johnson (D-GA).

The House Judiciary GOP quote tweeted the announcement by Grim and responded, “No.”

U.S. House Rep Jim Jordan (R-OH), who is the ranking member of the judiciary, then tweeted a video showing him in committee asking Nadler if the report is true.

A Democrat member asks for a point of order as Nadler refuses to answer the question and Jordan asks if he “can take that as a no, you’re not sponsoring that Mr. Chairman?”

The House Judiciary GOP quote tweeted Jordan and said, “#ICYMI: @ryangrim just reported that @RepJerryNadler is writing legislation to expand the Supreme Court. @Jim_Jordan asked if it was true. The Chairman wouldn’t answer. Sounds like the Democrats are running away from the bill before it’s even introduced!”

It does appear that the legislation is on, however as Jones tweeted out recently from his government account, “Our democracy is under assault, and the Supreme Court has dealt the sharpest blows. To restore power to the people, we must #ExpandTheCourt. That’s why I’m introducing the Judiciary Act of 2021 with @RepJerryNadler, @RepHankJohnson, and @SenMarkey to add four seats to SCOTUS.”

“In Citizens United, SCOTUS invited dark money to flood our democracy. In Shelby County, SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, allowing Georgia’s SB 202 to become law. In Rucho, SCOTUS gave partisan gerrymandering its seal of approval. Expansion is the only way forward,” Jones added.

From his campaign account, Jones tweeted that he believes, “Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.” Grim, who originally broke the news, responded to Jones and pointed out, “You would indeed need another table or bench in that room.”

Markey has also tweeted out about the news and asked, “Who agrees that we should expand the Supreme Court?”

It is unclear how many Democrats are on board with this plan, but stay tuned to Media Right News for the latest coverage.