Joe Biden Takes First Step in Packing Supreme Court With Liberal Activists

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 9, 2021   |   2:40PM   |   Washington, DC

Joe Biden is taking the first step to packing the Supreme Court with liberal activists.

Biden announced on Friday that he is signing an executive order to formally create the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States to study and debate the merits ofadding more members to the nation’s highest court. With pro-abortion Democrats controlling the White House and Congress, the only reason for adding new members to the court is to move it in a left-wing direction by having a majority of the members be Democrat appointees.

The commission, which in theory will be bipartisan, will have 180 days to create a comprehensive report concerning hot-button issues such as the possibility of expanding the number of justices on the court and implementing term limits.

“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 White House said in a press release Friday. “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.”

But pro-life Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said the idea is a nonstarter.

“This progressive court packing commission is going nowhere fast. President Biden knows that he doesn’t even have the votes in his own party to pack the court; he knows that court packing is a non-starter with the American people; and he knows that this commission’s report is just going to be a taxpayer-funded door stopper,” Sasse said.

“What the President doesn’t have is the courage to come out and flatly tell the radical left that he’s not going to pack the Supreme Court,” he added.

Earlier this year, pro-life Senator Ted Cruz slammed the court-packing idea.

Cruz has introduce a bill to stop Joe Biden and Democrats from packing the Supreme Court with more liberal activist judges. Although the legislation has no realistic chance of getting signed into law, the measure is a shot across the bows — a warning of sorts to Biden and his liberal allies on Capitol Hill to not try to pack the Supreme Court.

“As my Democrat colleagues brazenly discuss expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court, this legislation and constitutional amendment ensures we prevent either party from wielding the Supreme Court as a political tool for their own advantage,” Cruz said in a statement. “I urge my colleagues to defend the fundamental liberties of their constituents—their religious liberty, freedom of speech, and Second Amendment rights—and swiftly take up and pass these proposals to prevent Court-packing.”

Joe Biden repeatedly said during the presidential campaign that American voters don’t deserve to know if he plans to pack the Supreme Court with radical leftists who will keep abortion on demand in place for decades to comes.

“Well sir, don’t the voters deserve to know,” a reported started to ask in October.

“No, they don’t deserve” to know, Biden retorted.

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During the presidential debate, Biden refused to say whether or not he would pack the Supreme Court.

“Whatever the position I take, that will be the issue,” Biden said when asked if he will pack the court. “The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You are voting now. Vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel. Vote now. Make sure you in fact let people know.”

“He’s not answering the question,” President Donald Trump responded. 

“I’m not going to answer that question because,” Biden said before Trump interjected, “Why wouldn’t you answer that question?”

“Would you shut up, man?” Biden responded before debate moderator Chris Wallace told the candidates that they were moving on to the next segment.