GOP Sen. Ron Johnson said November’s election is “for all the marbles” with the Republican majority in the Senate and the future makeup of the Supreme Court at stake.
“America would change forever. This election is for all the marbles. The Senate Democrats would pack the court. They would get rid of the filibuster so they could enact all these crazy socialist … policies,” Johnson (R-Wisc.) told John Catsimatidis in an interview that aired Sunday on his show “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 77 AM.
“I don’t know how this country would recover from it,” said Johnson, who has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Some Democrats have threatened to add justices to the court after President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, in an election year.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to continue with Barrett’s confirmation vote before the election even as two Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee, Mike Lee of Utah and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
They are quarantining for 10 days.