McConnell Scorches 'Fake News' Media Right to Their Face on Misleading Court-Packing Coverage


Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized the establishment media on Tuesday for their coverage of the Democratic push to pack the Supreme Court.

“I’ve never been one to complain about fake news, but I want to start with the total frustration I have with the coverage that most of you have engaged in with regard to the issue of expanding the Supreme Court,” McConnell said at a news conference, according to The Hill.

He pointed out that many outlets fail to mention that the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not support court packing, and neither does the liberal Justice Stephen Breyer.

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“I read story after story after story that do not mention that Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer, two of the most important liberals in modern time, are opposed to court packing,” McConnell added.

The progressive Ginsburg said in an interview with NPR in 2019 that she disagrees with some Democrats on the issue.

“I have heard that there are some people on the Democratic side who would like to increase the number of judges,” she said. “I think that was a bad idea when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to pack the court.”

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“If anything would make the court appear partisan, it would be that — one side saying, ‘When we’re in power, we’re going to enlarge the number of judges, so we will have more people who will vote the way we want them to.'”

“Nine seems to be a good number, and it’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg added.

The Supreme Court has had nine justices since 1869.

Breyer, one of the three liberal justices who currently serve on the court, has suggested that packing the court would be a risky move.

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In a speech at Harvard Law School earlier this month, he told legislators to “think long and hard” before cementing an overhaul of the Supreme Court into law.

The desire of some liberals to pack the court stems from the fact that former President Donald Trump was able to appoint three new justices during his four-year term, giving the body a solid conservative majority.

Democrats were particularly infuriated when Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as Ginsburg’s replacement prior to the 2020 election.

It’s no wonder, then, that the establishment media has neglected to mention the two progressive heroes pouring cold water on the court-packing scheme.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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