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Beto Seems Open to Packing the Supreme Court If Elected

"I think that's an idea we should explore," O'Rourke said after discussing packing the Supreme Court in Iowa on Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 03.14.2019 @3:02pm

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) seemed open to the ideas of packing the Supreme Court and term-limiting justices during an event in Iowa on Thursday, which marked O’Rourke’s first day as a presidential candidate.

“We are at one of the most dysfunctional points in U.S. governmental history. I think it calls upon us to be creative about what some of the solutions are. Otherwise, we wouldn’t think about one of the proposals the gentleman just raised,” O’Rourke said. “What if there were five justices selected by Democrats, five justices selected by Republicans, and those ten pick five more justices independent of those who chose the first ten? I think that’s an idea we should explore.”

“There’s another idea of having term limits on those justices so there’s a more regular rotation through there,” O’Rourke added.

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