Letter to the Editor: Spare Us of Lectures on Power Grabs, Herrera Beutler


U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler can spare me the lecture on “partisan power grabs that would undermine the legitimacy of the judiciary.”

Because that’s exactly what has already happened at the hands of Mitch McConnell and company to inspire the introduction of the Judiciary Act.

The mere fact that Republicans, including Herrera Beutler, are responding by pushing a constitutional amendment to cap the number of supreme Court justices at nine is if anything a sign that they recognize and are getting nervous about the momentum building on the side of adding seats to SCOTUS in order to restore its legitimacy so that it revitalizes and protects our democracy instead of trashing it.


Nicholas Cook