Mere days after the Biden-Harris regime announced they would form a “commission to reform the Supreme Court” Democrat-Socialists in Congress showing impatience with the White House decided to up the ante. Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) have sponsored a stunning bill in The House with the support of Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) packing four seats into the Supreme Court bringing the bench to a total of 13 Justices, jumping the gun on Constitution-shattering changes Biden seemed to be slow-walking intentionally.
The brash move has done what Biden was likely hoping to avoid: it has alarmed and galvanized Congressional Republicans who have raised a rallying cry to stop all efforts to pack the court.
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Tweeted: “Packing the court is an act of arrogant lawlessness. Those behind this effort spit in the face of judicial independence.”
Packing the court is an act of arrogant lawlessness. Those behind this effort spit in the face of judicial independence.— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) April 15, 2021
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) noted: “Packing the Supreme Court would destroy the Supreme Court. The Democrats will do anything for power.”
Packing the Supreme Court would destroy the Supreme Court.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 15, 2021
The Democrats will do anything for power.
Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said: “The moderate left is gone. This is who they are now. Open borders. Outlawing voter ID. Free healthcare for illegal migrants. And now court packing. This should be roundly rejected.”
Democrat Pressure Is Building to Seize SCOTUS for the Left
Biden has a bit of a history with the concept of packing the Supreme Court that rightly leaves him open to recrimination for his blatant hypocrisy ( A “bonehead idea.” remember?) This would suggest that through is “commission” initiative he wanted to appear to slowly, organically and deliberately come to a decision on “reforming” (read: hijacking) the high court. It seems that the Progressive Democrat-Socialist far- leftists are now forcing his hand.
1983: Sen. @JoeBiden calls FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court a "bonehead idea."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 9, 2021
"It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make, and it put in question there for an entire decade the independence of THE most significant body… in this country." pic.twitter.com/MEPu0fMRG4
Congress seems to be responding to internal Democratic party pressure that has been mounting since the appointments of Justices Brett Cavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett which solidified the “conservative” side of the SCOTUS bench with six of nine seats.
The Intercept‘s Ryan Grim reported,
“After Trump’s nomination of Barrett, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced pressure to stop her confirmation by any means necessary. When those myriad options fell short and Barrett was pushed through, the conversation turned to expanding the court.
“Not only do these extremist judges threaten more than a century of progressive achievements,” read a letter to Schumer by 20 New York elected officials, “they threaten to foreclose the possibility of any future progress under a Democratic administration.”
The stunning letter to Schumer also demands “Congressional Democrats must end the filibuster and pass legislation to expand the court. Should he win, Joe Biden must sign it into law.” they declare “This court is illegitimate, and must not be allowed to wreak misery on millions of Americans in service of a far-right minority and their corporate backers.”
They even add an implicit threat to Schumer should he refuse,
“We call on Senator Schumer to immediately, publicly support the expansion of the Supreme Court, to commit to bringing such legislation to a vote should Democrats recapture the majority, and to whip support for such legislation within his caucus.
Anything less is unacceptable, and we commit to organizing to hold him accountable should he fail to do so.”