Executive Director Justin Bis Statement on Democrat Legislation to Pack the U.S. Supreme Court

COLUMBUS, OH— Ohio Republican Party Executive Director Justin Bis issued the following statement on Democrat legislation to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices:

“Today, Democrats reached a new low in their attempts to dismantle the pillars of American democracy and erode public trust in the U.S. Supreme Court.

“The U.S. Supreme Court is, and should be, guided by legal principle, not by partisan politics. This legislation is a Democrat power grab that flies in the face of 152 years of precedent.

“The Ohio Republican Party calls on Representatives Joyce Beatty, Marcy Kaptur, Tim Ryan and Senator Sherrod Brown to disavow this corrosive legislative stunt.

“The highest court in the land is the last place we need political games.

“As Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wisely said, ‘it will be a doomsday for Democracy’ if we expand the courts. And, to borrow from President Biden, it is a “boneheaded idea.”