Your state representative and House Ways & Means Chairman Murrell Smith (R - Sumter County) is pushing a bill (H.3446) to add two additional judges to the SC Supreme Court.
"Packing the court" was a dangerous idea last year when Joe Biden endorsed it. And it's just as dangerous today when Murrell Smith is pushing for it in Columbia.
Read more about it here.
Remember, we're one of only two states in America where legislators unilaterally appoint judges.
As a member of a very secretive and powerful committee in the State House, Murrell not only helps appoint judges but can also kick them off the bench.
Nobody becomes a judge, or keeps their seat on the bench, in this state without being close to Murrell Smith.
The results of this corruption?
Not a single state legislator has gone to prison in the last 30 years, and unqualified people get appointed to the bench simply because they're connected to state legislators.
Legislators appoint themselves, their wives, their husbands, and even their cousins (like Murrell is trying to do right now).
Call your state Rep. Murrell Smith and demand he kill his own "court packing" bill.
Tell him to follow the United States Constitution when it comes to appointing judges. The Governor should nominate and the Senate should confirm appointees.
Here's his number: 803-934-6502