U-S Senator Tina Smith is co-sponsoring legislation to expand the U-S Supreme Court from nine justices to 13. It comes in the wake of the Trump administration adding two conservative judges to the court. Smith says she’s been “very disturbed to see the Supreme Court become increasingly politicized you know we don’t want the court to be a political entity, we want it to be an arbiter of the facts and the law.” Asked about Republicans’ claims that Democrats are politicizing the Court, Smith responds: “the court has been politicized by the Republican party–we have two justices on the Supreme Court right now one who was rushed through just days before the election of President Biden and another who ended up on the Supreme Court after Republicans in the Senate held open a Supreme Court for over a year.” Senator Smith says “balance must be restored to the court.”The bill would also end what Smith calls the “arcane” Senate filibuster rule. The size of the court has been changed by congress 6 times, including two instances of shrinking the court. No effort to change the size of the court has succeeded since 1869. Here’s more with Senator Smith.