All the campaign talk about packing the Supreme Court, if not term limits on justices, was by design in the Democrats' election playbook to "intimidate," according presidential strategist Dick Morris on Newsmax TV.
"The Supreme Court is after justice, of course, but primarily they are after making sure the Supreme Court survives – that's their institution and that's their duty," Morris told Saturday's "The Count." "I believe the Supreme Court was sent a message by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and the Democratic Party during the election.
"And the message was: 'If you overturn this election, we will pack you, and make your Court basically meaningless."
Morris made the bold statement as his explanation for why the SCOTUS refused to hear an "original jurisdiction" case put forth by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Texas v. Pennsylvania. The Court rejected the case on "standing," but there is no place to hear a state versus state case other than SCOTUS, Paxton lamented to host Tom Basile earlier in the show.
"They knew they were committing this fraud," Morris adding, referring to the Democrats' mass mail-in ballot election to defeat President Donald Trump. "They knew what was going around this country."
The SCOTUS talk before the election was effectively a "shot across the bow," Morris added, saying the SCOTUS justice decided "discretion is the better part of valor" in deciding to not hear Paxton's case and "getting out of the way of his bullet."
The Democrat playbook continued after the election, too, Morris said, including the hastily formed Cabinet in "record time."
"All of that was to create momentum so the Court would not overturn the election," Morris said. "Then confronting this wall of opposition from everybody, including the media, the justices blinked.
"And just ask yourself: Who raised the issue of Court packing? We didn't. Why would the Democrats raise an issue that was hurting them? We would never bring it up; we never thought of packing the Court. They did."
Morris concluded, "it was a systemic effort, that succeeded, to intimidate the U.S. Supreme Court."
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