What Leftists Said About Court Packing Just a Few Years Ago Will Shock You

There’s no harsher way to wake up than having cold water thrown in your face. All of America learned how little Leftists value their word this week as Joe Biden announced his intention to pack the Supreme Court, and conservatives have rightfully interpreted this move as a wake-up call against negotiating with the disingenuous and fanatical revolutionaries currently making violent strides towards the conquest of our country. A Leftist of no greater manufactured esteem than Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the idea boneheaded; so what’s going through Biden’s head? We have some ideas, and so do the radicals in Biden’s party.

Let’s start with Biden’s own statements: Biden in 1983 called such a move “boneheaded.” Ginsburg warned that it was a “bad idea” when former President Franklin Roosevelt tried, and failed, in 1937 to expand the Supreme Court and add favorable judges.

Their comments stand in contrast to those far-left members of Congress who on Thursday introduced a bill that proposes expanding the Supreme Court from nine to 13 members.

Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones of New York, a freshman member helping to lead the bill, said in a tweet on Wednesday night: “Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.” The quip was a reference to Democrats’ expanded definition of infrastructure, such as calling child care infrastructure, as Biden pushes his “American Jobs Plan” infrastructure agenda.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler is also leading the legislation in the House, and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey is leading a Senate version of the proposal.

“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct,” Biden said in 1983, when he was the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“But it was a bonehead idea,” he said. “It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, for an entire decade, the independence of the most significant body, including the Congress included in my view, in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.”

Ginsburg’s stated opposition to court expansion came in 2019, as Democratic presidential primary candidates floated expanding the Supreme Court.

“Nine seems to be a good number. It’s been that way for a long time,” Ginsburg said. “I think it was a bad idea when President Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the court.” Read more…

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