Democrats fumed over how Donald Trump remade the Supreme Court with three conservative appointments.
Now all hell is breaking loose as Joe Biden unveils his plan for revenge.
Then Joe Biden signed one order that will impose this major change on the Supreme Court.
Democrat activists prodded their leaders to eliminate the legislative filibuster so the House and Senate can ram legislation into law packing the Supreme Court with up to six new liberal justices.
This court-packing scheme would cement a permanent liberal majority on the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden spent his campaign concealing his thoughts on court-packing from public at one point even saying he would not reveal his opinion on the matter until after the election.
Now that Biden is in office, the left is ramping up the pressure to pack the Supreme Court and Biden is rolling over.
Biden signed an executive order creating a commission chaired by New York University Law School professor and former White House Counsel Bob Bauer and Yale Law School professor Christian Rodriguez to study court-packing.
This executive directed the commission to prepare a report on how Democrats can go about expanding the court to undo the current six to three conservative majority.
“The Commission’s purpose is to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals. 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,” Biden’s order read.
The order directed the commission to prepare their findings within 180 days, presumably giving the Democrats time to eliminate the filibuster.
“The Executive Order directs that the Commission complete its report within 180 days of its first public meeting. This action is part of the Administration’s commitment to closely study measures to improve the federal judiciary, including those that would expand access the court system,” Biden’s executive order continued.
Republicans slammed Joe Biden for attacking the constitutional order in America with legislative schemes that are nothing more than partisan power grabs.
Mitch McConnell ripped Biden’s proposed commission as a wolf in sheep’s clothing to press the liberal project to pack the Supreme Court forward.
“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,” a statement from McConnell read. “This is not some new, serious, or sober pivot away from Democrats’ political attacks on the Court.”
McConnell also cast doubt on the participants of this sham saying anyone—liberal or conservative—that partook in an exercise to pack the Supreme Court forfeited any credibility.
“It’s just an attempt to clothe those ongoing attacks in fake legitimacy,” McConnell added. “It’s disappointing that anyone, liberal or conservative, would lend credence to this attack by participating in the commission.”
In normal times, the president appointing a bipartisan commission is an old Washington trick to bury an idea without the president explicitly saying he wants the issue to go away and therefore risk blowback from his base.
But in this case Democrats are going for broke because they fear losing Congress in 2022 and don’t want to leave any part of their agenda on the table.
Democrats regret not pushing to go bigger during the Obama years and left global warming, union payoffs and amnesty on the cutting room floor out of fear of alienating voters.
Now Democrats believe losing Congress is inevitable so they might as well go whole hog.
Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer already rammed through a nearly two-trillion-dollar blue state bailout.
They teed up trillions more in Green New Deal and socialist welfare state spending next.
And that’s why this commission could be in existence to give some kind of bipartisan and intellectual cover for the Democrats to pack the Supreme Court before the midterm election backlash.
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