During the 2020 presidential election campaign Joe Biden said that he was “not a fan” of packing the Supreme Court. In 2019 he said that he was opposed to the idea. That was then, this is now. Now that he has been safely installed as president, Biden is abandoning his past public statements and moving forward to take control of the only institution left to check to the Democrat’s consolidation of power.
Politico reported yesterday that the Biden administration is creating a ‘bipartisan’ commission to ‘study’ reforms to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary. The commission will be housed under the purview of the White House Counsel’s office and filled out with the behind-the-scenes help of the Biden campaign’s lawyer Bob Bauer, who will co-chair the commission.
We all know where there is going. The speed at which this commission is being set up is a sign that it is just a fig leaf to give legitimacy to decision that was already made shortly before the election when Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court. It is mark of the cowardice and duplicity of Joe Biden that he wasn’t honest about this during the campaign.