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McConnell calls out White House for ‘subverting independence’ of judiciary with commission to study Supreme Court packing

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to replace retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to replace retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to reporters at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:50 PM PT – Friday, April 9, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the White House is directly assaulting the nation’s independent judiciary.

In a lengthy statement on Friday, McConnell slammed Democrats’ decision to form a commission to study packing the Supreme Court.

McConnell said it’s another sign of the far-left’s influence over the Biden administration. He also asserted the move goes against a warning by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg not to expand the number of seats on the high court.

The senator accused Democrats of politicizing the court and attacking norms and institutions, rather than working with them.

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