'A Big Threat to the Constitution': GOP Rep. Green Introduces Amendment to Limit SCOTUS to 9 Justices
Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.) is pushing back on Democrats, including some presidential hopefuls, who want to expand the number of Supreme Court justices and introduce term limits.
Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have all signaled an openness to overhauling the court if they become president, with liberals upset that President Trump has chosen two new justices since taking office.
Some have suggested adding as many as 10 justices to the high court.
In response, Green said he would file a constitutional amendment Thursday that would limit the number of justices to nine, the number it has been since 1869. Many of his fellow Republicans, including President Trump, have criticized the new push by Democrats.
Green, a freshman Republican who served in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, told Harris Faulkner that the left's attempted "court-packing" is a threat to the Constitution and must be blocked by Republicans.
He said Democrats want activist judges on the court who will "interpret the Constitution as a living document" and help them advance a socialist agenda.
"I think they just don't like our country. They want to change everything," said Green, pointing out that Democrats now want to abolish the Electoral College and change any other rules they need to in order to advance their agenda.
Watch the full interview above from "Outnumbered Overtime."