Marco Rubio Aims to Stop Expansion of Supreme Court
Democratic presidential candidates includingSenator Kamala Harris (D-CA) have recently expressed an openness to increasing the size of the Supreme Court. Former Attorney General Eric Holder is also among those who have said that the next Democratic president should “seriously” consider adding new seats. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wants to put the kibosh on that idea and announced his intentions to do so in a Fox News op-ed on Wednesday. "To prevent the delegitimizing of the Supreme Court, I will introduce a constitutional amendment to keep the number of seats at nine," Rubio wrote. "There is nothing magical about the number nine. It is not inherently right just because the number of seats on the Supreme Court remains unchanged since 1869. But there is something inherently good and important about preventing the further destabilization of essential institutions.” A new Rasmussen survey found that only 27% of likely voters favor increasing the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, however, most voters like the idea of term-limiting the Justices -- an idea floated by Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Read Rubio’s op-ed here.