When Progressives in the U.S. Congress, including Vice President Kamala Harris, first threatened to pack the Supreme Court after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, Florida Senator Marco Rubio introduced a constitutional amendment to keep the number of Justices on the Supreme Court at nine.
Sen. Rubio has now reintroduced his amendment, and has called on President Joe Biden to “protect the Supreme Court” form what Biden once called a “bonehead idea”
“Packing the Supreme Court is a radical, left-wing idea that would further undermine America’s confidence in our institutions and our democracy,” Rubio said. “As a candidate, President Joe Biden promised to unify America and even said he was ‘not a fan’ of packing the Supreme Court, a radical proposal he once referred to as a ‘bonehead idea’ when he served in the Senate. If he is sincere about healing our country and protecting our institutions, he will support this effort to protect the Supreme Court.”
President Donald Trump was able to the three-justice confirmed to the court, and now that President Biden has been sworn into office, those very Progressives will now begin to pressure the president to sign off on their entire agenda, including court-packing.
Will the “moderate” Biden fold to his progressive base support and not support Rubio’s court-packing constitutional amendment, or will he side with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who believed nine was the “ideal” number of justices for the Supreme Court?