Trey Gowdy, a former Republican South Carolina Representative, said Thursday that the Democrats’ new court-packing bill was “a gift from God” to Republicans. He has to know it will never pass in the Senate.
It should pass in the House because three Democrats would have to cross party lines and I don’t believe Pelosi would allow that. She wants to wait until Schumer has the votes to get it through the Senate, so it is very possible that there will never be a vote.
Baier began by noting that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already signaled that she would not support the bill — which would immediately expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices — saying instead that she supported President Joe Biden’s plan to have a commission study the issue.
“Bret, this is a gift from God,” Gowdy said of the bill. “That is the only way to describe it. It has no chance ever of becoming law with the current Congress but it will be used to bludgeon Democrat candidates in 2022 which is why you saw that motley group of only four that can’t even wait for Biden’s commission.”
“So Republicans rejoice that Jerry Nadler is handling strategy for 2022. You are guaranteed to retake the House and the Senate,” Gowdy concluded.
Bret Baier pointed out that in order to pass the bill in the Senate they would first have to kill the filibuster rule and Joe Manchin has insisted that he opposes ending the filibuster.
They will also have to deal with Kyrsten Sinema who also opposed doing away with the filibuster. That too is unpopular with the voters.