Just reason #4567 not to vote for this character.
Via Free Beacon:
Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke discussed his desire to revise the way Supreme Court justices are nominated and confirmed, while speaking at a Thursday rally in Iowa.
O’Rourke mentioned an oft-cited idea that would change the current system where nine justices are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate to a new, expanded system with 15 justices. Democrats would choose five, Republicans would choose five, and together those 10 justices would pick another five, in a vote independent of the people who picked them.
“I think that’s an idea we should explore,” he said.
O’Rourke also said he might support placing term limits on Supreme Court justices.
“We’re a country of 320 million people. There’s got to be the talent and the wisdom and the perspective,” he said. “And that court should be able to reflect the diversity that we are composed of in this country.”
O’Rourke is not the first candidate to support packing the courts. South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) also supported both ideas in similar wording, while speaking at Saint Anselm College last week.