The Supreme Court made headlines last Friday when it ruled that the Constitution does not contain any right to abortion.
The news had Democrats outraged, and some are now calling for the Court to be expanded. Yet as the Daily Wire noted, President Joe Biden says he doesn’t support doing that.
White House press secretary shoots down talk of court-packing
It was the message White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre conveyed when she spoke with reporters on Saturday aboard Air Force One.
“I was asked this question yesterday, and I’ve been asked it before — and I think the President himself — about doing — about expanding the Court,” Jean-Pierre said according to an official White House transcript.
“That is something that the President does not agree with,” she went on to insist, adding, “That is not something that he wants to do.”
Jean-Pierre then referenced a commission that Biden tasked last year with exploring the feasibility of adding more Supreme Court justices.
“There was a commission that was put together about how to potentially move forward with the Court — reform the Court. I don’t have anything more to share from any — any final decision that the President has made,” she noted.
The White House press secretary then accused the Supreme Court of having defied public opinion with its ruling last week.
“I was talking about the popularity of how much Americans support Roe v. Wade. Never — this is the most support that Roe — Roe v. Wade has gotten ever,” Jean-Pierre stated.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “We need more justices on the United States Supreme Court”
“I mean, it is — it has such a majority popularity. And so for the Court to have made this extreme ruling is so out of step. It’s so out of step not only with this decision, but it’s also so out of step with the Constitution,” she complained.
Those remarks probably didn’t go over well with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. According to Fox News, the Democratic lawmaker told ABC’s “This Week” that the nation’s top judicial body “set a torch to” its legitimacy.
“I believe we need to get some confidence back in our court and that means we need more justices on the United States Supreme Court,” Warren declared.