The far-left, with Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement announcement, is back to pushing for the packing of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Breitbart reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) renewed the left’s call for court-packing on social media Wednesday.
Justice Breyer has an extraordinary record of public service. I’m very happy that President Biden will fill this seat by naming the first Black woman to the Supreme Court. And we ought to #ExpandTheCourt to give her at least four more new colleagues & rebalance this institution.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 27, 2022
The political left ramped up its push for court-packing particularly after former President Donald Trump got the opportunity to nominate a third justice to the Supreme Court. This shifted the ideological makeup of the court to the right for the first time in decades.
The left, specifically, has been calling for the addition of four justices to the Supreme Court. This would allow President Joe Biden to nominate four liberal justices handing the majority back to the liberals.
So far, these calls have failed for several reasons, including the idea’s lack of popularity and the current 50 to 50 split in the Senate. And, nothing has changed that would suggest the court-packing now has the support it needs to become a reality.
But, this hasn’t stopped Democrats such as Warren from using every little opportunity that they have, including Breyer’s retirement, to try to gain support for court-packing.
An attempt at appeasement
Biden, for most of his political career, has been against the idea of court-packing. But, he has been less willing to publicly say so since becoming president.
Instead, he postponed opining on the issue by putting together a committee to analyze various Supreme Court reforms, including court-packing. That committee, though, refused to take a definite position on court-packing, which has put Biden back at square one.
It appears that, for now, Biden will attempt to appease the left by nominating the first Black woman to the Supreme Court.
Biden said on Thursday:
I’ve made no decision except one: The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It’s long overdue, in my view.
Warren’s tweet, though, suggests that the left will continue its court-packing push.