Blinken calls court-packing ‘anti-democratic,’ as some Democrats push for it

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned any move to undermine a country’s democracy by “packing courts” for political gains and jeopardizing judicial “independence” – an issue driving debate among U.S. lawmakers.  

During a Tuesday speech in Ecuador, Blinken highlighted telltale signs of moves to undermine a democratic society.  

“Consider a country where a leader is elected in a free and fair election and then sets about chipping away slowly but surely, at the pillars of democracy – attacking the free press, undermining the independence of the courts, threatening political opponents,” he said. “Now, imagine that leader then seeks to use the levers of democracy to pass anti-democratic reforms, eliminating term limits, packing courts, firing legislators. 

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