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Johnson Joins Fox News to Discuss Democrat Court Packing Legislation and Biden’s Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined Fox News’ Fox Report with Jon Scott this weekend to discuss the Democrat court packing legislation and the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border.

Watch the full interview here, and see excerpts below:

On Democrat court packing legislation:

“I think it will backfire. I think the American people are widely opposed to this idea because they recognize what it would do. It would politicize, permanently, the third branch of government. We need an independent judiciary, the Founding Fathers said, and set it up that way. You can't have politics governing this. Imagine the chaos that would ensue if these profound constitutional questions are changed with every election cycle. That's what would happen. Each successive president would then add justices, according to their own party, and it would go on ad infinitum. In the 1937 effort by FDR, people forget, it was the Democrats who had super-majorities in both houses of Congress in that era, and they roundly rejected it, because they knew it would be so dangerous.”

On President Biden acknowledging the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border:

“The next step is for him to acknowledge that it's his policies that have created this, and it needs to be unwound immediately. This is a humanitarian crisis.”

“We need the Biden Administration to step up, this is not rocket science. We need to reinstitute the Trump-era policies that gave us such great success: reinstate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy; let's make sure dangerous people are not allowed in; let's at least require a negative COVID test before we send these people throughout the United States; and we need to send a strong message to the world that we recognize and appreciate legal immigration, but this is not open season. It’s not an open border.”