Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released a statement Friday calling President Joe Biden’s court-packing commission a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary.” In McConnell’s statement, he called the left’s attempt to pack the court a “direct assault on our nation’s independent judiciary,” another sign of the Biden administration veering further left. The Republican Senator said there is nothing to “study” about the judicial branch’s structure or operation, adding that any “rational observers know well there is nothing.” McConnell Continued: Constitutional scholars and the justices themselves have repeatedly affirmed the position of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘nine seems to be a good number.’ Justice Breyer said just this week that ‘structural alteration’ like court packing would mean ‘eroding’ the public’s trust in the judiciary. And by overwhelming margins, the American people agree. Currently, a growing number of elected … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Blasts Joe Biden’s New Court Packing Commission, a ‘Direct Assault’ on the Judiciary
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Harry Mason Reid The Memo: Biden seeks a secret weapon — GOP voters Tensions flare over Senate filibuster McConnell offers scathing 'scorched earth' filibuster warning MORE (D-Nev.) responded to an anecdote in former House Speaker John Boehner John Andrew Boehner Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' Boehner on Clinton impeachment: 'I regret that I didn't fight against it' Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE ’s (R-Ohio) forthcoming book in which Boehner John Andrew Boehner Cruz on Boehner: 'I wear with pride his drunken, bloviated scorn' Boehner on Clinton impeachment: 'I regret that I didn't fight against it' Trump faces test of power with early endorsements MORE recalls calling Reid a “bastard” during an angry encounter. Boehner in his book titled, “On the House: A Washington Memoir” claimed that Reid called the House a … [Read more...] about Harry Reid reacts to Boehner book excerpt: ‘We didn’t mince words’
The feud between Republicans and major corporations over voting laws is creating an opportunity for Democrats and President Biden Joe Biden Biden taps California workplace safety leader to head up OSHA Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS US mulling cash payments to help curb migration MORE to build new political ties. GOP ties with big business frayed during the Trump era, when corporations sometimes found themselves at the end of then-President Trump’s barbs, and were often uncomfortable with his rhetoric about women, minorities and immigrants. Now the tensions are rising again as companies speak out against Georgia’s voting law, and Major League Baseball pulls its All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest. ADVERTISEMENT Democrats are seeing an opportunity to build inroads with business, despite real differences over some policies. “The business community trusts us because we are bringing stability and reliability to a process that has … [Read more...] about Democrats see opportunity in GOP feud with business
With the establishment of his commission to study the possible packing of the Supreme Court, President Biden has adjoined his name to one of the most inglorious efforts of Franklin Roosevelt. Court packing has long been anathema in the United States, and polls have consistently shown the vast majority of Americans oppose the idea. Biden himself once denounced it as a “boneheaded” idea, but that was back in 1983, when there remained a real space in politics for at least the pretense of principle. Now Biden and others seem to think the Supreme Court must be canceled for its failure to yield to the demands of our age of rage. Many of us were surprised when he pandered to court packing calls in the 2020 primaries. Some of us have called for expanding the court over a lengthy transitional period, but commentators and some Democrats called for an immediate infusion of new justices to give liberals the controlling majority. Unhappy with conservative rulings, Democrats demanded that the … [Read more...] about Did Joe Biden pack the Supreme Court commission to simply fail?
Scott Jennings, a CNN contributor and Republican campaign adviser, is a former special assistant to President George W. Bush and a former campaign adviser to Sen. Mitch McConnell. He is a partner at RunSwitch Public Relations in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow him on Twitter @ScottJenningsKY. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) US Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is in the catbird's seat -- the pivotal politician in a 50-50 Senate. He's the keeper of the keys to President Joe Biden's policy kingdom, whether the President or the progressives pressuring him like it or not. Scott Jennings And thank goodness there's at least one Democrat with his own mind, unblinded by rank partisanship. Manchin, if he's sincere, appears to be clear-eyed about the poisonous politics infecting both parties. "January 6 changed me. I never thought in my life, I never read in history books to … [Read more...] about What Joe Manchin gets exactly right