The Biden administration has taken the first step towards packing the U.S. Supreme Court with more radical justices.
“President Biden will issue an executive order Friday to form a commission to study reforms to the United States Supreme Court,” Fox News reported.
“The 36-member commission will be bipartisan and will hold public meetings to evaluate court reforms, the report continued. “The new panel will have 180 days from the first meeting to complete its report of recommendations.”
Biden had promised to form the commission in October after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death amid a public fight over expanding the size of the Supreme Court.
Future president Joe Biden misled the American people and deflected numerous times on the campaign trail about packing the U.S. Supreme Court with radical justices.
On Friday, however the White House is expected to issue an executive order to form a commission in a first step towards potentially packing the Supreme Court.
Biden’s track record of opposing court-packing, a partisan practice that was widely rebuked under the Roosevelt administration, runs directly contrary to even exploring the measure.
In October, while in Cincinatti, Ohio, Biden told a WKRC reporter that he “not a fan” of the practice.
“I’ve already spoken: I’m not a fan of court packing, but I don’t want to get off on that whole issue. I want to keep focused,” he told WKRC-TV. “The president would love nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would in fact pack the court or not pack the court,” he added.
In a 2019 presidential debate in October, Biden also opposed the practice.
“I would not get into court packing,” Biden said. “We had three justices. Next time around, we lose control, they add three justices. We begin to lose any credibility the court has at all.”
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