Biden avoids weighing in on partisan plan to expand Supreme Court

A group of Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday that seeks to add four justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Although President Joe Biden has previously denounced such court-packing schemes, it seems he is not ready to reveal whether he supports the most recent effort.

A bold proposition

Instead, Fox News reports that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has indicated Biden wants to wait for the findings of a bipartisan commission he launched last week to review potential reforms to the nation’s highest court.

The bill in question is led in the House by Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), and Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY). In the upper chamber, the legislation was proposed by Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).

In its current makeup, the Supreme Court includes six conservative justices and three liberals. Three of the nine members were nominated and appointed during the Trump administration, giving conservatives a clear advantage.

Democrats already hold the White House and a slim majority on Capitol Hill, and many in the party are now eyeing a plan to amass more power in the Supreme Court.

Since justices are appointed without term limits, court-packing proponents seek to bypass that process by immediately nominating four new liberal justices, giving them a 7-6 advantage.

“We should be very, very careful”

Of course, the notion has been roundly criticized by Republicans, and several prominent Democrats have also expressed concerns.

According to The Daily Wire, former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) warned last week that his party should be careful in pursuing any plan to expand the size of the court, saying: “I think it’s — we should be very, very careful in doing so. I have no problem with the commission, but I think that the commission is going to come back and disappoint a lot of people because I think they’re going to come back and say, we should just kind of leave it alone.”

He went on to argue that “it would be inappropriate at this time after that long history we’ve had in the country [to] have term limits for judges” and that “we better be very, very careful in saying that we need to expand the Supreme Court.”

For many others on the left, however, things are moving too slowly for their progressive agenda. Some are publicly pressuring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer to retire soon so Democrats can replace him while they are still in power.

The president ostensibly speaks for the party, but on this important issue, he is refusing to take a stand, leaving Americans to wonder if he holds a principled position on anything important to the nation.

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8 Responses

  1. this just shows everyone that Biden is not capable of carrying on being president an Harris cant do her job either, time to get serious and get them both out of there!!

  2. Biden , you lied to us for the whole Election. Now you want to pack the court, looks like you lied to the American people just to get elected. And now you are screwing us over. Biden you are about to destroy the Democrats and yourself. I will not vote for a Democrat again if you pack the court.

    1. All Americans could decide to not vote for Democrats anymore, which would be a wise thing to do, but the Dems still might win, if they rig the elections as they did for Biden! Anybody with any brains knows that Biden did not win honestly!

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  4. Those of you that voted for Biden, how do you feel now? He has gone back on everything he promised before the election,

  5. I watched that tape from 1983 where Biden denounced court-packing schemes. He could actually talk like a normal human being.

    Now he can’t even put four words together that
    lying piece of sh;t.

  6. King Biden and Queen Kamala don’t have a clue what their doing: Biden and Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America and our Constitution need to go to. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down in flames.
    US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543
    You cannot call or email — you must write a letter!!!
    Members of the House
    Members of the Senate
    Stop complaining start calling and writing before its to late. I call and write everyday. 74million of us voted for Trump bombard these people with calls and letters.

  7. They are such cons and the way they talk to screw with your mind and you’re thinking. No Ed Markey, Trump did not steal seats on the Supreme Court!


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