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Ocasio-Cortez, Other Dems Call to Pack Supreme Court Within Minutes of Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) late Monday called for packing the U.S. Supreme Court just minutes after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the Senate to be the ninth member of the court. “Expand the court,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter just minutes after the final confirmation vote. She later contended, “There is a legal process for expansion,” without elaborating. “Republicans do this because they don’t believe Dems have the stones to play hardball like they do. And for a long time they’ve been correct. But do not let them bully the public into thinking their bulldozing is normal but a response isn’t,” Ocasio-Cortez also wrote. The 52-48 Senate vote was largely along party lines, with no Democrat voting for Barrett’s confirmation. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the sole Republican to join all Democrats in voting against Barrett’s confirmation after Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said over the weekend that she would vote “yes.” Rep. …