TOMS RIVER, NJ – October 19, 2020 – David Richter, the Republican nominee for Congress in New Jersey’s Third District, called on his Democratic opponent, Rep. Andy Kim, to reject the court packing plan being suggested by Democrats throughout the country. In addition, Richter announced that he supports a constitutional amendment that would preserve the size of the United States Supreme Court at its current size of nine Justices.
“Joe Biden has refused to comment on his plan to pack the Supreme Court saying that the voters do not deserve to know what his intentions are until after Election Day. This is unacceptable for a presidential candidate and it is unacceptable for my opponent to remain silent as well. The voters of the Third District deserve to know how their representative intends to vote on this critically important issue,” said Richter.
“In order to preserve the court, both now and into the future, I am calling on Andy Kim to join me in rejecting any attempts at packing the Court. In Congress, I intend to support a constitutional amendment that would set the size of the Court at nine Justices. This is not a partisan issue, it is simply a matter of maintaining the checks-and-balances of our current system of government,” Richter added.
Richter is the former CEO of global construction management firm Hill International. During his time at the company, Hill grew from a struggling family business with less than 300 employees into a successful public company with more than 4,300 employees. A lifelong Republican, Richter grew up in and has spent most of his life living and working in the Third District. He earned two bachelor’s degrees and a law degree from Penn as well as master’s degrees from Oxford and Harvard. Richter and his wife Michelle, who have been married for 20 years, are the parents of four teenage daughters.