Sen. Cotton Accuses Democrats of ‘Blackmail’ Over Supreme Court Packing Threats


Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 19, 2021. (Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

Cotton’s single-word tweet consisting of the word “blackmail” came in response to an article in The Hill newspaper that quoted 4 Democratic U.S. senators vowing to expand the size of the Supreme Court in order to protect abortion rights should the court decide to uphold Mississippi’s H.B. 1510, the Gestational Age Act of 2018, which allows abortions after 15 weeks’ gestational age only in medical emergencies or for severe fetal abnormality.

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