UPDATED 7:46 AM PT — Friday, March 22, 2019
Republicans are pointing to Democrats’ effort to expand the number of Supreme Court justices as yet another sign the party is moving further left.
Conservative analysts have called the move “desperate” as several lawmakers prepare to use a constitutional amendment to block the proposal.
Tennessee Congressman Mark Green floated a bill Thursday, which would lock the current number of justices at nine.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is also expected to introduce a similar legislation sometime next week.
Republican members of Congress have acknowledged an amendment will likely not go far in the Democrat-led House, but said forcing a vote would help further drive a wedge between progressives and moderate-leaning Democrats.