[Writer’s disclosure: I am currently still blocked from Lauren Boebert’s personal Twitter account]
“Packing the Supreme Court is an act of political terrorism,” Rep. Lauren Boebert (Q-NRA Mobile Headquarters) tweeted on Thursday, completely unaware that her Dear Leader had done exactly that with his three nominees.
It’s not the first time Boebert has obtusely tweeted misinformation she could have easily Googled, but the freshman Representative, like a freshman in high school, gullibly follows whatever the latest party line distraction might be so all the older cool kids will let her hang with them. Boebert has happily added her name to legislation to remove Major League Baseball’s anti-trust exceptions, even though MLB moved the All-Star game to her home state of Colorado in the wake of Georgia’s new restrictive voting laws.
Democrats have introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court by four seats to match the number of district courts and correct an “out-of-balance” 6-3 tilt. Boebert’s comment also ignored the fact that Republicans engaged in court-packing of their own starting in 2016 when Mitch McConnell refused to consider Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in the run-up to the election. McConnell’s rationale at the time was that voters should decide who decides the next justice, but he ignored that in 2020 after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in order to ram through the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett while Donald Trump was still in office.
All of these facts are widely known and available online. Neither a champion for her home state nor the common people, Boebert’s SCOTUS tweet really opened her up to a whole lot of Civics lessons from Twitter.
Whu???? First, just no. Throwing around words to rile up your base doesn’t make it true. Second, want to discuss real terrorism? Let’s revisit Jan. 6, shall we. I assume you don’t need me to show you your tweets from that day, do you Laur?
— Jordan Laserstein, Esq. 🇮🇱🇺🇸🔯🌊⚖️📜 (@jewwithlaser) April 15, 2021
To be fair, I give over all the expertise about pistol packing to this self-described 5-foot tall, 100-pound Glock holster.
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) April 15, 2021
Coming from someone who has NO idea what SCOTUS is or does, or that there in fact is NO fixed number of justices, or that "packing" was PRECISELY what Trump was trying to do, this is particularly hysterical.
Hows your BFF, Matt Gaetz?https://t.co/lGobW5FRxJ
— Dr. Wendy Lynne Lee (@THEWRENCHLEFT) April 15, 2021