PA GOP Statement on US Supreme Court’s redistricting decision

Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States held that partisan gerrymandering claims represent political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.

In response, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Acting Chairman Bernadette “Bernie” Comfort, made the following statement:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States is confirmation of what we’ve known all along: Democrat activists in black robes on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped their bounds by painstakingly reading phantom requirements into the Pennsylvania Constitution to void the 2012 Congressional map and give itself the authority to act as a shadow legislature to force a Democrat-created partisan gerrymander on Pennsylvania.

“The 2018 decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was a miscarriage of justice that was a gift to the court’s allies in the Democrat Party that sought any means necessary—even through extra-legal fiat—to obstruct the work of President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress.”