Graham: ‘Over My Dead Body’ Will Liberals Pack the Supreme Court

During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pushed back against a threat from a handful of Democratic U.S. Senator to change the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Graham said it had been a goal of liberals to increase the number of judges so that like-minded judges could be appointed. However, he said such an effort being successful would happen “over my dead body.”

“This has been a dream of the left for decades, is to increase the number of judges on the court, pack them with liberal judges, so they can do — the court can do, through the legal system, what they can’t do through the ballot box,” he said. “The dream of every leftist is to have a liberal court enacting laws from the bench. The dream of every conservative is to have judges who will interpret the law and not make the law. So when you hear expanding the court, that’s code for liberals packing the court. Over my dead body — it’s not going to happen.”

The South Carolina Republican also noted left-wing rhetoric decrying the Electoral College system.

“When they want to do away with the Electoral College, that’s telling every rural American that go to hell,” Graham continued. “That would mean that Los Angeles and New York would decide who’s the president. The Electoral College allows rural America to have a say about picking the president. So they accuse Donald Trump of changing our system. They’re the ones that are turning it upside down because they can’t win under the current construct. So this idea of packing the court, it’s been a dream of the left forever, and we’re not going to let it happen.”

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