WATCH: Maddow accuses Republicans of trying to “demonize” expanding the SCOTUS

Reacting to the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Republicans of trying to “demonize” adding Supreme Court justices by calling this “court packing.”

Maddow said “What Senator Coons is talking about there in terms of rebalancing the courts is what Democrats are talking about, and they’ve tried to demonize this issue in the presidential race calling it court-packing and all of these other things.”

“But over the past eight years, Mitch McConnell in particular and the Republicans in the Senate in general have embarked on a radical transformation of the judiciary,” she continued.

“They did it through cutthroat tactics and radical, radical hypocrisy. If Democrats just decide they’re going to live with those consequences and not fight fire with fire, they’re essentially disarming themselves in politics and letting McConnell’s way run things for Republicans and not for the other side,” she added.