Joe Biden was sure he would get away with his scheme.
But Mitch McConnell got in the way.
And Joe Biden never expected to get called out over this one illegal Supreme Court move.
Democrats are determined to expand power at all costs.
No branch of government seems immune from their plans for more power – especially the judiciary and the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden would not say during the 2020 Presidential campaign whether or not he would support expanding the Supreme Court with additional left-wing Justices.
When the GOP-led Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democrats began pushing their scheme to expand the Court.
With the Court in favor of Republican-appointed Justices by six to three, Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued for legislation to expand the Court by adding as many as six new left-wing Justices.
However, Joe Biden is now plotting a backdoor scheme to expand the Court.
Despite the fact that Justice Stephen Breyer has not officially stepped down from the Court, Joe Biden signed the official papers commissioning Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
Mitch McConnell ripped Joe Biden for adding another Justice before an official vacancy opened up.
“President Biden seems to think that Stephen Breyer and Ketanji Brown Jackson are both duly appointed Associate Justices occupying one seat simultaneously. Obviously that is false. And the Biden Department of Justice’s slapdash memorandum raises more questions than it answers,” McConnell stated.
According to McConnell, by establishing a precedent whereby the President can add Justices to the Supreme Court before a vacant seat officially opens up, Biden is eliminating the norm of nine Justices.
“Whether this is just incompetence or some hair-brained scheme, the same President who set up a Court-packing commission is continuing to erode norms and our institutions,” McConnell added.
McConnell also demanded that Biden publicly announce there are still only eight Justices on the Court saying “the President, the Attorney General, and the Chief Justice should publicly clarify that the Court has eight Associate Justices and one Chief Justice, notwithstanding the administration’s claims.”
White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates sidestepped McConnell’s demand in an official statement to Fox News.
“Following her bipartisan confirmation, Judge Jackson remains on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and will become an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court when Justice Breyer steps down at the end of this term and she takes the oaths of office,” Bates statement read. “Unless Sen. McConnell knows something we do not, none of the other eight Justices have announced that they plan to retire.”
“The President has not and will not name additional Supreme Court nominees unless that changes,” Bates concluded.
Democrats are determined to expand the Supreme Court.
And when the Supreme Court hands down its decision this June curtailing or even overturning Roe v. Wade, calls for expanding the Court will only increase.
Not only will Joe Biden refuse to denounce expanding the Court, but he is trying to plant the seeds for an eventual Court-expanding scheme.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.