Messner Calls on Shaheen to Disavow Packing the Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2020

Messner Calls on Shaheen to Disavow Packing the Court

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Bedford, NH – In light of former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris’ repeated refusals to answer questions about whether or not they would support adding additional justices to the Supreme Court of the United States if elected president and vice president respectively, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Bryant “Corky” Messner today called upon Senator Jeanne Shaheen to disavow efforts by the radical left to pack the court.

“Adding additional justices to the Supreme Court would absolutely shred the fabric of our nation and endanger the republic that our founding fathers painstakingly built. Expanding the court by placing partisan allies on the bench to achieve political leverage would subvert the Supreme Court’s role as an impartial arbiter of the rule of law. It would ensure that the radical, progressive left gains total control, denying millions of Americans their ability to be truly represented by the government that is intended to serve them. If Senator Shaheen is the bipartisan champion she claims to be, she should have no problem disavowing efforts to pack the court.”


This morning, the New Hampshire Union Leader published an editorial questioning Senator Shaheen’s position on the topic. Excerpts of the editorial are below:

Is Shaheen packing? She owes voters her court view

Further on the matter of the current Supreme Court dispute, where does U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen stand on the issue of packing?… But Shaheen hasn’t exactly been outspoken in protest of the really terrible idea proffered by some in her party that the Supreme Court itself should be fundamentally changed next year.

This would be done by “packing” the court with a number of additional judges whose legal views would nullify the conservative majority supposedly assured by Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation…

The nation has managed with a nine-member court for close to two centuries now…Leftwing Democrats don’t care. They want political blood. If Jeanne Shaheen doesn’t speak out forcefully against this dangerous nonsense, perhaps she should have a travel bag at hand.

About Bryant “Corky” Messner

Raised in a blue-collar family in Altoona, PA, Bryant “Corky” Messner attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he played football and prepared for military service. Upon earning the Army Ranger tab and graduating in 1979, he served in West Germany, witnessing firsthand the specter of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Following his military service, he attended University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law and went on to found the law firm Messner Reeves LLP, which today includes more than 100 lawyers, 200 employees and offices in nine cities.

Messner is a strong conservative, and remains passionate about giving back to the country that has offered him the opportunity to live the American Dream. His continued public service includes involvement with various non-profit organizations, including the Wentworth Watershed Association, the Army West Point Athletic Association, the Rise School Denver, and the Messner Foundation, which works to cultivate the next generation of business and community leaders.

A father of three, Messner’s two sons are West Point Cadets and his daughter is preparing to attend medical school. He resides in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

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