Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) reacted on Sunday to pressure from Democrats to end the Senate filibuster and wrap up the Supreme Court in response to the court’s recent rulings.
Lee suggested in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that Democrats “hate the democratic process itself,” which is why they want to expand the court.
“[T]its begs the question – why do they hate democracy? Why do they hate allowing people to elect their own representatives to make laws? That’s really what we’re dealing with here,” Lee explained. “All they’re saying is that Congress has the power if they want to do things like this to authorize them. Congress did not do that. Congress needs to do this if it wants the government to act this way. Well, what is so offensive to them about having laws enacted by legislators elected by the people? It’s as if they hate the democratic process itself.
“The Constitution only works if you have an independent federal judiciary, and the Supreme Court is the pinnacle of that,” he added. “That’s why they want to get rid of it. That’s why they want to expand it. They want to expand it into a political body, and… that would be disastrous.
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