This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, August 4, 2020:
If a vacancy at the Supreme Court occurs before the election and Senate Republicans try to fill it with another “originalist” nominee, there will be consequences, according to Hillary Clinton’s former running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.):
If they show that they’re unwilling to respect precedent, rules and history, then they can’t feign surprise when others talk about using a statutory option that we have that’s fully constitutional in our availability.
I don’t want to do that. But if they act in such a way, they may push it to an inevitability. So they need to be careful about that.
This is a veiled threat by Senator Kaine that if there is a vacancy and the Republican majority moves to fill it before the election, the next time Democrats control the Senate they will move to pack the court by expanding its numbers from nine to perhaps 11 or 13 seats, fill them with ideologically liberal judges, set term limits, impose a code of ethics, and require all future nominees to adhere to certain promises as to how they will rule on controversial issues in the future.
All these come from the playbook designed by Demand Justice,