Salem Radio Network News Monday, November 29, 2021

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It appears even Secretary of State Blinken is against packing the Supreme Court (Audio)

SRN News- Some Democrats have said the party should consider increasing the number of Justices on the Supreme Court which opponents say is a way to pack the Supreme Court with sympathetic justices. 

Apparently Secretary of State Tony Blinken is not among their ranks. During a visit to Quito, Blinken, spoke about the “challenges facing democracies and how we can overcome them.”

Blinken asked an audience to imagine a hypothetical “country where a leader is elected in a free and fair election, and then sets about chipping away slowly but surely at the pillars of democracy – attacking the free press, undermining the independence of the courts, threatening political opponents.”

“Now, imagine that leader then seeks to use the levers of democracy to pass anti-democratic reforms,” said Blinken before listing off a few examples of anti-democratic reforms: “eliminating term limits, packing courts, firing legislators.”

 

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