Washington (July 1, 2021) – U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Brnovich. Senator Markey, Congressman Mondaire Jones (NY-17), Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), and Chairman Hank Johnson (GA-04) introduced legislation to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 Justices. 
“Today’s ruling is another blow to voting rights in America, on top of the tsunami of voter suppression laws moving in state legislatures across the country. Donald Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell stole two Supreme Court seats and are using this new conservative majority to suppress the right to vote nationwide. We have no time to waste in our efforts to protect the right to vote. We must abolish the filibuster and pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act this summer, including protecting and expanding voting rights, passing automatic voter registration and same day voter registration and ensuring those who have served their time can vote again. We need to get dark money out of our campaigns and we need to end partisan gerrymandering. And we must pass my Judiciary Act of 2021 to expand the Supreme Court and restore balance to our top court. If we fail to do so, it is a near-certainty that the Court’s conservative majority will continue to rule in favor of the far-right interests of those that orchestrated the theft of these seats.”