Schumer: We Can ‘Expand’ District, Circuit Courts to Balance out GOP Judges

Schumer: We Can ‘Expand’ District, Circuit Courts to Balance out GOP Judges

January 27, 2021

In an interview Monday on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that one way Democrats can make up for the large number of judges that were confirmed by the Senate Republican majority would be for Democrats to add seats at the district and circuit court levels.

Host/propagandist Rachel Maddow asked, “For decades, there will be — essentially, the judiciary will be stacked with conservatives. How do you try to make up some of that ground?”

Schumer first responded that Democrats can fill judicial vacancies with 51 votes. Then he added, “Second, traditionally, we have increased the number in the lower and circuit courts. I have in the city of Buffalo a huge — they don’t have enough judges. There’s this long line before you can get to court. Because they don’t have enough. So, we could expand those, relative –”

Maddow interjected to ask if Schumer was referring to both district and circuit courts; he responded that he was. Of course he was, because the Democrats won’t be satisfied until they hold the reins of power not only politically but judicially.

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