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Roy Blunt (r) [2016 file photo].

Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Supreme Court Justices appointed by both Democrat and Republican presidents have shared the view that 9 is the right number of SCOTUS seats.
9:38 AM · Apr 11, 2021

Did you ask Merrick Garland?


As always, there’s much hilarity in the responses:

After the Jan 6 2021, I don’t believe too many of us care what you think anymore. @RoyBlunt #InsurrectionHasConsequences

Say his name. Say his name a few hundred times if you have to. Learn it. Any time you say anything about Democrats and the Supreme Court, this should pop into your mind:
Merrick Garland.

Uh, yep.

This statement is blind to the entire history of the court, in the hopes of swaying the public in what seems a purposefully dishonest stance by a man who is supposedly a public servant.

But you’re cool with denying Obama’s pick in 2016 and packing the Court with 5 justices picked by presidents who lost the popular vote. So gaming the system is 100% OK when it benefits conservatives. Got it.

Well, now that you mention it.

You forgot to mention how 6 of the 9 justices were appointed by Republicans even though a Republican has gotten more votes than the democratic candidate exactly once since 1988. So please explain to us how the court is representative of the American people

There are 13 circuit courts. When the number was set at 9 – there were 9 circuits. Butt out.

So if 9 is this magical number that is sacred then why was it 8 for over a year from January 2016 to February 2017?

The number of Justices is neither outlined in the Constitution, nor historically stable or inflexible. If the leaning of the court were reversed you would be first in line to loudly call for more justices. Quit trying to mask your partisanship with weak justification

Thanks Senator, can you point me where in the Constitution it says the Supreme Court is made up of 9 justices? I can’t seem to find that part…

If Republicans can do anything they please with Supreme Court nominations, then Democrats can, too. That’s the way this works. MERRICK. GARLAND.

You and the GOP lost all credibility on this after you refused to seat Merrick Garland.

It’s hilarious that you think the SC isn’t partisan when you’ve gone out of your way to make it so…

Um. I’m sure you won’t mind if we don’t pay much attention to what your party has to say about the Supreme Court.

There is no “right number.” There have been more, there have been less. It is only the number it is now. That’s all.

Having nine Supreme Court Justices seems correct to you because six of them are conservative. I’m sure that fact has nothing to do with your opinion.

According to the Constitution it is not up to the Supreme Court’s justices to decide the appropriate number.

And on and on.