Now I think it's fair to say that if President Trump had opened the door to expanding the court, to ensure a conservative majority, there would likely have been outcry from Democrats on that. So we're going to dig in here on the implications of this with Senator Josh Hawley. He sits on the Judiciary Committee and he's meeting with Amy Coney Barrett tomorrow and was in the Comey hearing today as well and we're gonna get to that next. Senator, always good to have you with us. Thanks for being here tonight. Thank you. What do you think about the fact and you know Mazie Hirono also suggested that what she would like is for people to vote first and then she'll let them know how she feels on this issue of packing the court. What do you think about that? Well, I didn't - first of all it's absolutely ridiculous. I mean the Vice President should answer the question but here's the deal Martha. At the end of the day this court packing scheme is about contempt for the voters. It's about the fact that the Democrats have still not accepted the 2016 election results and I guess haven't accepted the 2018 election results when the American people sent more Republican senators back to Washington.
I mean the truth is Republicans won those elections and court packing is all about undoing the results of those elections. This is basically saying we don't like what voters did in those elections so we'll just add more justices to drown out those results until we can get a court, we can control, that would be a huge mistake. So Joe Biden at one point, couple of years ago said that he thought it was a dumb idea because he said exactly that. He said so you know Democrats would adds three justices and then Republicans would add three justices and it would just keep going every time there was - there was an election. But can you explain to people at home what the impact would be of that. If you added justices to the court and also the other idea that is in play because we know Nancy Pelosi has said that she's got lots of arrows in her quiver if this nomination goes through of Amy Barrett. That they would - they would do away with the filibuster, legislative filibuster which would basically mean that there you know, any majority could pass legislation.