Big & Rich’s John Rich Sounds Off About ‘Court Packing’ After Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

by Quentin Blount
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John Rich of the country musical duo “Big & Rich” had some words for his 234-thousand Twitter followers on Tuesday afternoon.

In Rich’s latest tweet, he sounds off about New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for more seats to be added to the Supreme Court.

In response to AOC’s tweet, “Expand the court,” Rich said he appreciates her honesty, but personally, he’s not a fan.

“I’m not a supporter of hers, but I appreciate that @AOC has just come right out and said what we all assumed is their plan for the Court,” John Rich wrote on Twitter. “She’s confirming #courtpacking is not a conspiracy theory. It’s the plan. #TheMoreYouKnow.

Earlier this morning, Rich sent out a tweet with a photo of a telephone pole as he made reference to Election Day on Nov. 3.

“Checking the poles this morning…But the only poll that really matters happens on Nov 3rd:)”

‘Courtpacking’

AOC’s “court packing” tweet comes in the wake of the Senate voting 52-48 on Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Barrett is now the third appointment to the high court by President Trump. This confirmation has been particularly infuriating for Democrats as it comes at a time shortly after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and just over a week before the presidential election.

Democrats including Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) say that expanding the court would better represent the American people.

“Remember that Republicans have lost 6 of the last 7 popular votes, but have appointed 6 of the last 9 justices,” Omar added. “By expanding the court we fix this broken system and have the court better represent the values of the American people.”

However, now that Barrett has been confirmed, the court moves firmly to the right. This monumental appointment will unquestionably make compromise less likely. Not to mention, it will put at risk the right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade.

“Justice Barrett made clear she will issue rulings based solely upon a faithful reading of the law and the Constitution as written not legislate from the bench,” Trump said during a swearing in ceremony at the White House. “The American people put their trust in you and their faith in you as you take up the task of defending our laws, our Constitution and this country we all love.”

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