Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Democrats are acting in haste, like they won't be staying in power come 2022
Democrats are moving "at lightning-fast speed" to push through legislation, Sen. Blackburn said, because "that's their only hope for holding on to power."
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Democrats are hastily pushing legislation through Congress "because they know if the people have the chance to weigh in … they're toast," Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said on Tuesday.
The 2022 midterm elections are "driving a lot of their haste," Blackburn told the John Solomon Reports podcast. "It's like they've thrown the towel in, they know they're going to lose the House and the Senate in 2022. So now it is like they're trying to go for broke, and get in something.
"So like H.R. 1, their election bill, and get the Supreme Court packed ... they feel like that's their only hope for holding on to power. And they have to make these changes so that they can hold on to power, because they know if the people have the chance to weigh in, if you have a fair election, if you have a court that is not packed … then they know that they're toast, if you will, when it comes to election results in November of 2022. So they're moving — trying to move at lightning-fast speed."
As Americans are moving out of blue states, and Democrats have to face the reality that their policies are unpopular, they instead choose to go around the Constitution, Blackburn explained.
"The only way they can forestall it is to go outside of the Constitution and the rule of law and force this socialist agenda," she said. "I know that sounds far-fetched," Blackburn admitted, "but that is precisely what they're trying to do. They want to institutionalize a permanent Democratic majority.
"And right now, the people are ... voting — they're moving out of these blue states and moving into purple or red states, and getting away from high taxes and lockdowns and restrictions and trying to have a more normal life. And the Democrats, I think, are about to hit the panic button on this one. You look at redistricting, and they're already — it's the blue states that are losing congressional seats and the red states that are gaining."
Democrats are pressuring liberal Supreme Court Justice Breyer to resign because they are concerned about losing the Senate in 2022, Blackburn said.
"What they're doing is just really inappropriate," she said. "They're trying to use him as the poster child to make the push for term limits. And so they're going to use him and say, 'Well, if you hang on until you die, then the '22 elections will happen, and then we would have problems.'
"And I just find this — it's just so unseemly, and it is so disrespectful, for goodness sakes. I would prefer that they approach this a little bit differently — and to try to force him, after so many decades of service, to force him off the court so that they can appoint someone who is from the left wing of the judiciary is completely inappropriate."
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