Kamala Harris stresses need for ‘independent’ justice system in El Salvador as Democrats push courts in US

Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday stressed the need for an “independent” judiciary in El Salvador, even though she has yet to denounce a Democratic attempt to pack the bags at the Supreme Court.

“We are deeply concerned about democracy in El Salvador, in light of the National Assembly’s vote to remove Constitutional Court judges,” Harris wrote on Twitter. “An independent judiciary is essential for a healthy democracy – and a strong economy.”

Harris’ tweet comes as members of his own party attempt to increase the number of Supreme Court justices on the bench from nine to 13 in a bid to overturn the ideological makeup of the court.

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Harris and President Biden have yet to oppose or approve the Democratic legislation, but Harris has expressed openness to the court case during his 2020 presidential campaign.

“We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court,” Harris said in March 2019. “We must meet this challenge head-on, and everything is on the table to make it happen.”

Biden, in April, issued an executive order establishing a commission to study potential changes to the Supreme Court.

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Biden, under pressure from the Liberals to expand the size of the High Court, vowed to create the commission in a “60-minute” interview in October following the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The 36-member commission will be bipartisan and will hold public meetings to assess judicial reforms. The new group will have 180 days from the first meeting to complete its report on the pros and cons of judicial reforms.

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.


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