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McConnell Labels Democrat Calls to Expand Supreme Court as ‘Same Old Threats’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the mounting Democrat calls to expand the number of seats on the Supreme Court following the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett are nothing new and called them the “same old threats and intimidation by the hard left.” “They’ve been threatening to pack the court [since] before the [Amy Coney] Barrett nomination came along [and] before Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg passed away,” McConnell told Fox News in an interview on Monday. “These are long-standing threats.” The Senate late Monday voted 52-48 for Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. The vote was largely along party lines, with no Democrat voting for the confirmation. Barrett was subsequently sworn in later Monday by Justice Clarence Thomas. Calls to pack the Supreme Court came swiftly, with members of “The Squad,” four radically progressive Democrat representatives, all tweeting in support of expanding the number of seats on the nation’s highest court. Rep. …