Ashley Moody gets tough with Joe Biden over court-packing ‘tyranny’
Ashley Moody.

Ashley Moody
Republicans don't want to see Democrats adding seats to the Supreme Court.

Florida’s Attorney General continued an increasingly confrontational trend toward the Joe Biden administration Wednesday, “warning” the Biden administration to allow public access to the deliberations of a commission that could change the configuration of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ashley Moody, in both video and media release, asserted the public’s right to “observe and challenge” advisory panels, including the Commission on the Supreme Court that will weigh the future of the nation’s top judicial panel. Nothing short of democracy itself is at stake, the AG contends, with court expansion threatening democracy and boosting tyranny.

The video led off with a “warning about the path our President and some members of Congress are leading us down,” regarding a “process to pack our U.S. Supreme Court.”

“These are alarming initial steps, as we have seen historically in other nation-states that can lead to the demise of democracy,” Moody warned, citing the cautionary example of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez as an illustration of what could happen in America.

“The political takeover of our courts is a nod to tyranny and is the single most terrifying political issue we face today,” Moody cautioned.

Moody hit similar points in her media release, targeting the so-called “radical power grab.”

“The potential political takeover of our courts is a threat to the foundation of our system of government and the separation of powers instilled in our Constitution. As Florida’s Attorney General, I will do everything in my power to stand against President Biden’s radical power grab,” Moody contended in the media release.

The AG’s advice to Biden: “Follow the law.”

“The Federal Advisory Committee Act is designed to ensure public access to all meetings of advisory committees like President Biden’s Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. We must be allowed to observe and challenge any and all undemocratic, un-American policy recommendations that threaten our democracy. If the President ignores my request to conduct these meetings in the sunshine, I will utilize the full power entrusted to me by the voters of Florida to preserve America’s judicial system,” Moody promised.

Moody also sent a letter to the Biden administration on Tuesday on the subject, demanding the White House commit within seven days of receipt to opening access to the commission meetings.

She is more than willing to back up such letters with legal action. Moody has filed a federal action to block Biden from stopping deportations of undocumented immigrants. She has also sued Biden‘s White House to try to get the state’s cruise industry back in the water.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


5 comments

  • Frankie M.

    April 21, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Elections have consequences…LMAO

  • tjb

    April 22, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Just to clarify. The Republicans have been zealously packing the courts for the past 4 years, and now they call a foul against the Democratic. Hypocrites.

    • EdC

      April 24, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      tjb, The Republicans did not pack the court under their control, they simply replaced justices. Just because they didn’t replace them with liberals doesn’t mean they packed it.

  • Frankie M.

    April 22, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Do as I say not as I do seems to be the central mantra from the neocon playbook.

  • micheline boutin

    April 23, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    We in FL are blessed with a “good sense” fair, and intelligent Attorney General; Ms Ashley Thank you for having the Floridians, this Country at heart, defending our rights, supporting the law & constitution, specially not giving in the tyranny that The Biden administration is imposing on this country. If I wouldn’t already live in Fl , I would move here. Thank you for all you do, there is a special place in heaven for people like you. Floridians loves you, keep up the good work, and God Bless.

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