U.S. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) has politicized the U.S. Supreme Court, calling for the court to make one radical change and also for one justice to resign before a Republican president can replace him.

Cohen was angry about the U.S. Supreme Court not blocking a Texas law restricting abortion access from going into effect.

“Senators who stole a seat and jammed the Supreme Court with three Trump appointees are responsible for the attack on reproductive freedom and should be ashamed. With this Supreme Court, #Roe is on life support. Women must have a choice concerning their own bodies,” Cohen wrote in one tweet.

Cohen, in another tweet, demanded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer resign.

“Esteemed Justice Breyer needs to announce retirement so Biden can name his replacement while Dems still have majority in Senate. And Chief Justice Roberts doesn’t influence the Trump/far right faction This is what we learned from Courts failure to protect Roe/women in Texas case,” Cohen wrote.

Cohen, in another tweet, said it’s time to “expand the court.”

The high court in a 5-4 decision last week decided not to block the Texas law, which bans most abortions after six weeks when a fetal heartbeat can be detected and adopts a system enabling private citizens to report and sue people who get abortions after about six weeks or abortion providers themselves.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal wing in dissent.

Recent polling suggests the majority of Americans don’t favor expanding the highest court in the land. Rasmussen found that only a third of likely voters support adding justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, 55 percent of likely voters opposed expanding the bench, which has remained at nine justices for more than 150 years.

The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters in April.

Democrats wanted to add four justices to the court. Republicans were quick to attack the plan, calling it an abuse of power and an attempt to establish a liberal majority on the court, which now has more Republican appointees than Democrat.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to chrisbutlerjournalist@gmail.com.
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