Last week five Democrats senators filed a threating claim with the Supreme Court. It was so wicked that even one of the left’s most arguably deranged activists is now calling it out. Monday a tweet was posted, precisely a week following Democrat Sens. Mazie Hirono, Sheldon Whitehouse, Richard Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, and Kirsten Gillibrand filed a brief threatening to change the high Court. Unless it begins ruling in favor of Democrat interests far-left Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe called the concise statement inappropriate and stupid.
The brief lamented the high Court’s right-wing tilt, on August 12th. Then commanded that the court side with Democrats in a future decision about a gun rights case in New York City and eventually threatened to take action. Elections have consequences, and one of the results of President Donald Trump’s 2016 victory was that he earned the right to sculpt the Supreme Court fundamentally. It’s a right that’s been capitalized on by almost every president since the Court’s founding in 1789. This includes former Democrat Presidents Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
But because Trump’s sculpting which has involved the nomination and confirmation of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch isn’t to these senators’ liking, there’s a dilemma. The threat was obvious: Either rule accurately on “the critical issue of gun control” or face potential reorganizing (not to mention court-packing). The threatening brief is supported by top Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader.
The executive leader of the far-left nonprofit Demand Justice, Brian Fallon, also praised it. “This filing is a bada** move by these Senate Democrats,” he reportedly stated.
“The Republican justices on the Supreme Court should be on warning that the public is quickly losing faith in the court as a genuine institution.”
As of 2019, polling data from Gallup reveals the Supreme Court relishing a 51 percent approval number versus 40 percent disapproval rating.
But Tribe was not amongst the praisers, and that seems to say a lot. The professor isn’t just a casual talking head; he’s a notably anti-GOP/anti-Trump one with a superb history of broadcasting anti-Trump conspiracy theories and conservative organization positions to white supremacy.
And then there’s the time that he said that if Democrats want to “kill” a president by impeaching him from his position, they will need to “shoot to kill.” Suffice it to say; he’s not inclined to defend anything having to do with Republicans. Yet even he has joined a developing chorus against the five Democrat senators. David French, a well-known American attorney, is known to be involved among the critics.
He submitted in a column last week “The brief is easily the most malicious Supreme Court brief I’ve seen, this came from five Democratic members of the U.S Senate, not from an angry or unhinged private citizen. Without any foundation, they directly assault the integrity of the five Republican representatives and conclude with a threat to take legislative action against the Court if it does not rule the way they demand.