Anti-Trumpers are calling to impeachSupreme CourtJusticeAmy Coney Barrettless than 24 hours after she was confirmed, paving the way for Democratic presidential nomineeJoseph R. Bidento add justices to thehigh courtshould he win in November.
Norman Ornstein, a political science scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Alexander Heffner, a PBS host, argued JusticeBarrettshould be “impeached promptly” if she doesn’t recuse herself from weighing in on an election challenge out of Pennsylvania.
“She won’t be convicted off theCourt. But this lays the groundwork for adding a 10th justice as first balancing act ofBidenand new Congress,” Mr. Heffner tweeted.
He said he endorsed Mr. Ornstein’s proposal to impeach JusticeBarrettif she sides with the president and the Republican Party in the Pennsylvania case, saying President Trump suggested he wanted her to tilt the scales in his favor.
The GOP has asked thehigh court— again — to weigh in on the swing state’s election law, allowing mail-in ballots to be counted up to three days after Election Day.
During JusticeBarrett’s confirmation hearing, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee asked her if she would recuse herself from election-related cases, suggesting she could side with Mr. Trump if there’s a contested election next month.