The White House made a statement on Friday clarifying President Joe Biden’s stance on expanding the Supreme Court after the ruling to reverse abortion protections from Roe v Wade.
The notion of expanding the Court has been pitched by the left recently after former President Donald Trump was able to appoint 3 Justices during his term, shifting the court from a 5 conservative, 4 liberal mix to a conservative supermajority with 6 conservatives and only 3 liberals.
While expanding the Court has been done before and is not illegal, Biden’s administration made it clear that the President “does not agree with” the idea of using the move just to add more liberal justices.
Reporters in the press pool were speaking with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when one of them asked if the president’s stance on the issue had changed after the historic decision by the Supreme Court.
“So, I know I’ve … I was asked this question yesterday, and I’ve been asked it before — and I think the president himself … about expanding the Court. That is something that the president does not agree with. That is not something that he wants to do,” Jean-Pierre said on Air Force One while en route to Munich, Germany.
The Press Secretary went on to say that Joe Biden believes the Court’s decision on the case is “out of step” with the American public’s opinion on the issue of abortion as well as the US Constitution.
“It’s so out of step not only with this decision, but it’s also so out of step with the Constitution,” she declared.
Despite the claims from many Democrat politicians that the decision of the court was unconstitutional, the facts behind the ruling show the opposite. The decision by America’s highest court did not ban abortion, but decided it was a state’s right for now unless abortion access is codified in Congress. This is in line with the 10th Amendment which hands all decisions not made by Congress down to the states.
Liberals around the country are furious over the decision to reverse the 1973 ruling by the Court. Democrats in Congress have an opportunity to codify it before November if they choose to suspend the legislative filibuster and pass it though Congress 51-to-49, an amount of votes they already seem to have. Do you think they will take action to secure abortion access or will they just use it as a fundraising tool to try and improve their chances in the November election?