McConnell slams Biden for forming SCOTUS commission, calls it ‘direct assault’ on high court

President Joe Biden and his campaign team went to great lengths during the 2020 campaign in avoiding direct answers on whether or not he supported the idea of packing the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s unprecedented three appointment opportunities, all of which were conservative justices.

While the term “court-packing” hasn’t made many headlines since then, that changed this week when Biden announced he is forming a commission to determine whether or not adding seats on the high court will be the best move for the American justice system, and top GOP leaders, like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are not happy about it, according to The Hill

What’s going on?

Former White House counsel Bob Bauer, alongside Cristina Rodríguez, a former deputy assistant attorney general, will head up a bipartisan commission consisting of legal professors and former administration officials from both sides of the political aisle to study whether or not packing the court makes sense.

The group will be comprised of a total of 36 members and they’ve been given a time period of 180 days to deliver their first report on findings related to the study’s purpose.

“The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; the Court’s role in the Constitutional system; the length of service and turnover of justices on the Court; the membership and size of the Court; and the Court’s case selection, rules, and practices,” said the White House in a statement.

Biden often claimed during his 2020 presidential campaign that he wouldn’t reveal his true position on whether court-packing would be something he’d initiate, instead, saying that he would reveal his feelings after he won the presidency.

While the bipartisan commission will tackle other SCOTUS-related issues, presumably a nod from the commission on court-packing will be the last piece of political cover that the Biden administration needs to convince Congress to move forward with such a controversial move.

McConnell is not a fan

The Kentucky Senate leader blasted Biden’s executive order that formed the commission, calling Biden’s plan a “direct assault” on the nation’s high court.

“Rational observers know well there is nothing about the structure or operation of the judicial branch that requires ‘study,'” a statement from McConnell said. “This faux-academic study of a nonexistent problem fits squarely within liberals’ years-long campaign to politicize the Court, intimidate its members, and subvert its independence.”

The Minority Leader slammed Biden for once again backtracking on his promise to work across the political aisle and not continue to widen an already explosive divide between the two parties, and Americans in general. Studying the workings of the Supreme Court will do just that, McConnell suggested.

“If he really meant it, he would stop giving oxygen to a dangerous, antiquated idea and stand up to the partisans hawking it,” McConnell added, referencing the growing calls from the more progressive elements of the Democratic party who would love nothing more than to add enough justices to the high court to even out the power.

Only time will tell if Biden and the Democrats make a move to pack the Supreme Court down the road, but it certainly looks as though they’re setting up the foundation to make the move, which would be explosive and divisional, to say the least.

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21 Responses

  1. Why doesn’t the Supreme Court form a committee to review the abuse of power by the executive branch. One branch of government has no business review another branch.

    1. Joseph,
      NO WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT GIVE ONE BRANCH POWER OVER ANOTHER. Joe cannot just sign a piece of paper and over power the Supreme
      Court. Shows you how disoriented he is with memory problems and thinking
      like a DICTATOR.

  2. Biden and company are idiots. If they add more Supreme Court seat now, they will will load it up with Democrats and then destroy the USA as we know it. Biden should stop pretending he is a King or a God, because he is neither!!!

    1. China Joe is not the legal PRESIDENT…I think the supreme court has been paid off like every other rat as they wouldn’t hear a single case or review proof of election fraud… China Joe is a puppet of OVOMIT… impeach all rats now! What happened to senator? Greens opting to start impeachment of China Joe….

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  4. This is another way of the Dems increasing their power as they are doing everything to do so and apparently John Roberts have joined them.

  5. If anyone thinks for a moment that McConnell saying anything has any impact on what will really happen, you have to be really dumb!

    1. This is deflection……..if they are not confident of reelection, they’ll study it right through the next election!

  6. Beware of what you wish for. In changing the composition of the Supreme court now when one party is in power another different party will be in the future can change the court to favor their political position. This can lead to a perpetual change in the courts make up. This is not what the framers of the constitution had intended. William Y Lee

  7. That is why we have a Constitution!!!! Far left liberal Demoncreeps want to dismantle it! People need to wake up before it is too late to save our freedom and our country!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  8. Sleepy Creepy Uncle Joe it was a bonehead idea when FDR proposed it & its bonehead idea when you prose it !!!

  9. Mitch McConnell can impeach joe Biden. A traitor to the constitution. Democrats are just wanting power to control the American people. Time for joe Biden to go. Enough of his unamerican signing of orders given to him by Obama and Soros. Joe Biden is a Communist. Betray his oath of office.

  10. Joe Biden awon the election by fraud. He is beyond dangerous and so is Vice President Harris .They need to be impeached and the( REAL President) Trump should be Put in Office before Biden turns America into a Communist Nation.

  11. Biden and his corrupt cronies would like nothing more than to add far left radical law professor Lawrence Tribe to the court along with other far left radicals. This was the ultimate goal of the fraud!

  12. I don’t trust that Supreme Court at all . I think they are all dirty dogs, wouldn’t listen to the voters fraud. Everyone with a half a brain knows trump won . They make me sick didn’t do there jobs.

  13. I don’t trust the Supreme Court judges either. Don’t know why the want to pack it. Seems to me they are already with the Democratic Party.

  14. What makes Biden think he knows more about the Constitution and how to run our country than the framers of the Constitution? They gave us the best plan for our country when they wrote the Constitution. Biden doesn’t know what he is doing. He even wants to put Obama on the Supreme Court. I thought only American citizens were to be appointed. Biden needs to be straightening our the mess he’s caused on our border instead of remaking the Supreme Court. It is chaos on the border and will soon be all over the country with him busing people. He needs to be stopped. Now.

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