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Chris Coons Says Confirming Amy Coney Barrett “Constitutes Court-Packing”

Democrat Senator Chris Coons appeared on Fox News Sunday morning and made the provocative claims that confirming Trump’s SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett “constitutes court-packing.”

Sen. Coons also called Amy Coney Barrett’s views “disqualifying.”

Coons told Wallace “I’m going to be laying out the ways in which Judge Barrett’s views … are not just extreme, they’re disqualifying.”

“It constitutes court-packing,” he added.

The term “court packing” has traditionally referred to adding new seats to the SCOTUS, not filling open vacancies.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse fired back, explaining “claiming that court-packing is filling open vacancies that obviously isn’t what court-packing means.”

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