Democratic lawmakers call for packing the Supreme Court minutes after Senate confirms Barrett nomination

by Laura Mize · Oct 27th, 2020 2:20 pm

Last Updated Oct 28th, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Just minutes after the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Democratic lawmakers publicly renewed their calls for adding justices to the nation's highest court.

At 8:06 p.m., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote that the Senate had confirmed Barrett's nomination. Just seven minutes later, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted her own message.

A few minutes after Ocasio-Cortez's initial message, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) also posted "Expand the Court."

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) echoed the representatives' sentiments with a tweet of his own.


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