No wonder Lindsey Graham is melting down

Last Thursday, House Democrat Mondaire Jones, freshman Representative from New York, released a video on Twitter telling it like it is, shortly after introducing a bill to expand the Supreme Court. He totally nailed it, narrating the video as follows:

“Our Democracy is in crisis. The insurrection on Jan. 6 made that clear. This crisis didn’t arrive overnight, or by accident. The Supreme Court helped bring us here.”

“In fact, the Court has been actively dismantling our Democracy for years. It invited a torrent of dark money to flood our electoral process, and set the stage for billionaires and special interests to control our politics. It gutted the protections of the Voting Rights Act and paved the way for a new era of racist voter suppression.”

“It helped install Donald Trump in the White House, and he returned the favor by appointing more Justices who are hostile to our Democracy, who promise to lock us into minority rule for a generation.”

“But we are not powerless to stop this.”

At the press conference announcing the bill, Jones said, “I wish we didn’t have a far-right Supreme Court majority that is hostile to democracy itself, but here we are.”

I have not heard any proponents of Jones’ position explain it better, and his arguments also support the necessity of passing HR1/S1. Of course, the GOP insurrectionists are not happy. Lindsey Graham went on Fox News and had a fit over it, actually having the nerve to say, “That kind of rhetoric is really dangerous.”

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