A leading Democrat U.S. Senator tells MSNBC his party will move to possibly remove Trump-appointed judges from their posts by force, vowing they won’t be allowed to “sit peaceably.”
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told host Rachel Maddow if Democrats seize the Senate and White House they will quickly move to eliminate the judicial positions of judges appointed by Trump.
Coons appears to have referred to the confirmations of Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett as “stolen,” and vowed Trump-appointed judges should fear not being allowed to “sit peaceably.”
“We’ve got to have a wide-open conversation about how do we rebalance our courts,” Coons said. “Yes, the two Supreme Court cases that have been stolen, where these processes that are just wildly hypocritical have been used to jam through partisan nominees. But we’ve got to look at our federal courts as a whole.”
That appears to be a reference to Neil Gorsuch, nominated by Trump to filled the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia during the Obama administration, and Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated and confirmed prior to the 2020 election after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Neither seat was “stolen.”
But with cities burning and liberal activists threatening to assassinate lawmakers and judges, Coons then said Trump-appointed judges should not be allowed to “sit peaceably.”
“Because they’ve seen hundreds of conservative judges put on circuit courts and district courts all over the country over the last four years,” said Coons. “In many cases, too young, too unqualified and too far right to be allowed to sit peaceably without our reexamining the process, the results and the consequences.”
Coons made the “sit peaceably” remark on MSNBC, a favorite network of James Hodgkinson, who opened fire on multiple U.S. senators and congressmen practicing for a charity baseball game.
Coons then suggested packing not just the Supreme Court with additional liberal judges until they get the rulings they want but packing all federal courts with additional, liberal activists.