Republicans recoiled Wednesday night and Thursday morning over a bill some Democrats are proposing to pack the Supreme Court, calling it an "assault" on judicial independence.
But they also predicted that the move would prove unpopular and help Republicans in the midterm elections.
"Democrats are launching a full assault on the independence of the federal judiciary. Republicans will stop them," Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., said in a tweet.
"This is such a fantastic gift to the NRSC," added Matt Whitlock, a former staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). "And making it a bill instead of a Senate rules process means we get to get moderate House D's on the record on it too. Just a fantastic turn of events."
Democrats are launching a full assault on the independence of the federal judiciary. Republicans will stop them. https://t.co/k9oC3ZXqOq— Ken Buck (@BuckForColorado) April 15, 2021
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