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O'Rourke Open to Restructuring Makeup of Supreme Court

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (AP)

By    |   Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:15 PM

Beto O'Rourke says he is open to the idea of restructuring the Supreme Court.

Speaking at a coffee shop in Iowa, the newly announced presidential candidate said the U.S. is now so polarized it might be time to have five Republican justices and five Democratic justices.

"What if there were five justices selected by Democrats, five justices selected by Republicans and those 10 then pick five more justices independent of those who picked the first 10," O'Rourke said. "I think that's an idea we should explore."

He also suggested adding term limits, "so that there's a more regular rotation through there. We're a country of 320 million people. There's got to be the talent and the wisdom and the perspective and that court should be able to reflect the diversity that we are composed of."

O'Rourke campaigned in Iowa after announced his intention to run for the 2020 presidential nomination.

The former Texas representative also told Gayle King in an interview he believes there was "at least the effort to collude with a foreign power, beyond the shadow of a doubt that if there was not obstruction of justice, there certainly was the effort to obstruct justice."

O'Rourke's interview with King will air Friday on "CBS This Morning."

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Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:15 PM
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