Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas (left) and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, and Marsha Blackburn on Thursday stood before the U.S. Supreme Court building to slam a proposal to add justices to the court.
A week earlier, Democrat senators gathered in the same spot to announce a bill calling for the addition of four more justices.
“The bottom line is there is a movement to change America as we know it, by the most partisan people in this town,” Graham, R-S.C., said. “That includes fundamentally changing the makeup of the court, which would set in motion the end of the rule of law as we know it.”
Last week, Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Reps. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and Mondaire Jones, D-N.Y., announced their bill.
The measure, though, is already facing difficulties. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she has no intention of taking it to the House floor. In addition, The National Review reported Wednesday that Markey has yet to gain a Senate co-sponsor on the initiative.