UPDATED 7:10 PM PT – Thursday, April 15, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signaled she will not support Congressman Jerry Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) bill to expand the Supreme Court. On Thursday, Pelosi was asked about Nadler’s proposal to expand the High Court by four seats during a press conference.
Do not fall for the Left’s game. Dems put forward a Supreme Court packing bill. Pelosi not there yet but says she supports Biden “bipartisan” commission
Commission is 2-to-1 stacked w/ liberals
Supporting commission = Supporting court packing‼️
On @OutnumberedFNC at 12 PM!
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 15, 2021
However, the House Speaker said she would support Joe Biden’s newly-formed Supreme Court commission, which will look into the impacts of the proposal. Pelosi responded with a concise and blunt: “No.”
NEW: Speaker Pelosi says she will not commit to bringing Rep. Jerry Nadler’s bill seeking to expand SCOTUS by 4 seats to the floor.
Says she supports Pres. Biden’s commission to study such a proposal, but doesn’t know if packing the court is a good or bad idea.
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) April 15, 2021
Other top Democrats, including Senate Judiciary Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), have refused to support the proposal.
Furthermore, back in 2005, when he was still a senator, Joe Biden panned the idea. He called it a “power grab.”
In 2005, Joe Biden called FDR’s court packing attempt a “power grab.”
“I remember this old adage about power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely — corrupted by power, in my view, [FDR] unveiled his court-packing plan.” pic.twitter.com/pvdIjBvIou
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 15, 2021