Pelosi says she has ‘no plans’ to allow vote on fellow Democrats’ court-packing bill

In either a sign of internal division within the Democrat Party or perhaps evidence of an ulterior strategic motive, a high-profile move to tilt the balance of the highest court in the land has just failed to attract the support of the one person who could ensure its success.

According to The Hill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that she currently has “no plans” to bring a bill promoted by a group of liberal lawmakers that would expand the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court to a vote in the lower chamber.

On Thursday, Congressional lawmakers led by Democrat Reps. Jerry Nadler (NY), Hank Johnson (GA) and Mondaire Jones (NY) introduced legislation that would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total number of justices to nine in an ongoing push on the part of progressives to bring structural change to the judiciary.

It did not take long, however, for significant opposition to the proposal to emerge, with the White House and Pelosi both declaring their preference for instead allowing the work of President Joe Biden’s newly-formed commission on court reform to proceed as planned, according to the Daily Caller.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Pelosi said she did not intend to bring the Democrat-sponsored court-packing bill to a vote on the House floor, saying, “I support the president’s commission to study such a proposal, but frankly I’m not – right now, we’re back, our members our committees are working,” adding:

I don’t know if that’s a good idea or a bad idea. I think it’s an idea that should be considered and I think the president’s taking the right approach to have a commission to study such a thing.

The speaker did, however, take pains to suggest that adding seats to the court is “not out of the question,” adding, according to The Hill, “It has been done before in the history of our country a long time ago. And the growth of our country, the size of our country, the growth of our challenges in terms of the economy, etc., might necessitate such a thing.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki expressed a similar sentiment, stating, “[The commission] is going to come back to the president with a report on what their discussions are and what their findings are, so he’s gonna wait for that to play out and wait to read that report,” as the Daily Caller noted.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Outnumbered, former U.S. Attorney and network contributor Andrew McCarthy hypothesized that all of the Democrats’ fevered work in support of court-packing may in fact be designed more to intimidate current and future members of the nine-member court into hewing to a more progressive line of jurisprudence than to actually force a substantial structural change, as the Daily Caller noted separately.

Whether the left truly intends to alter the court’s numerical makeup, or is simply engaged in an strong-arm tactic meant to influence outcomes at the high court, it seems clear that Democrats will not rest until the judiciary is successfully transformed into a rubber stamp for their radical policy objectives.

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26 Responses

  1. The degenerates in California to keep re-electing Piglosi , shows you that they have more water in thier brain , than cells !!!

  2. Don’t trust her. She has some alternative plan that will be just as bad or worse. She is not trustworthy and she is unamerican.

  3. I want to know why this lady has not been impeached, for over 4 years now he has broken the law, when President Trump was in office she & her goonies tried to impeach him twice with nothing but lies which thank god it didn’t work. Am I the only one who believes she acts as if she was the President? I thought it was terrible when doing President’s Trump speech she tore up her papers o his speech right there, and no one said a word about it. She has called him terrible names, also saying ” he’s not my President” Shouldn’t she be taken out of office, after all, she & her goonies made sure that the 2020 Election was fixed so Biden would win. What kind of government is taking charge of our lives & using the American Peoples’ money to fund their dirty bills & laws? It’s time we the Ppl stand up & protect our freedom, My husband & I worked hard for our money to retire on it sure wasn’t to give to all the illegals coming across the border now, let Pelosi & her Democrats pay for them!! Who in government has the authority to get Pelosi out of office. One more thing, I AM NOT A WHITE SUPREMACIST & I don’t appreciate the Democrats, liberals, media calling me that just because I am a white Lady!!!!

  4. “legislation that would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total number of justices to nine”

    Why has no-one noted the discrepancy in the opening statement? HOW MANY???

  5. What a disgusting piece of trash
    Why doesn’t she let the illegals into her house behind the “wall” of her estate in San Fran Sicko
    What a joke
    Her day of reckoning is coming

  6. Pelosi is the most vile, mean, dishonest politician ever to serve in our Congress. The people in California have to be brain-dead to continually place this witch back in Congress every 2 years. If her lips are moving, she’s lying.

  7. This is a power strugle between the President, Vice President and Pelosi, they are all IDIOTS and all thinks they know more than the other person and it will be a power strugle as long as they are up there trying to destroy this Great Country. Not any of the three can be trusted, all they want is power and will do anything to get it. They don’t give a flip about this Great Country and the good people that want to make and keep it the Greatest Country in the world.

  8. Why not just appoint everyone in the country (legally or not) to the Supreme Court and let the majority decision determine issues. Oh, that’s right…that’s called an election, and we already have that. More judges does not mean better ones or that just decisions will result that meet the letter of the law.

  9. Looks to me that the Dems don’t need to pack the Supreme Court. It was evident the Dems already have control over the existing judges, since they refused to back up Trump, by allowing investigations into the voter fraud charges. In my opinion, I believe the judges were threatened or bribed or both, and they chickened out. I also believe the same thing happened to Jeff Sessions and Wm. Barr.

  10. She is waiting for the right moment to strike. I’ve been waiting for the plea from the people: “Please, big Government! fix everything!” Government says: “We can, but you have to hand over all of your rights, as the pesky Constitution gets in the way”. The people say “ok”, and Government fixes nothing, but your Bill of Rights is gone forever. This is called the Hegelian Dialectic.

  11. Pelosi is not to be trusted under any circumstances. She always has more up her sleeve than just a wrinkled 90 year old arm.

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  13. About the only time I believe what Pelosi says something is when her mouth is shut, I’ll believe her when pigs learn how to fly

    1. Democrat, ceo’s, billionsires, Soros,liberal,liars,THEIVES, cheats.dark money all equal haters of America and Americans. Hedonites, evil, sodom and gommorah is the hill in DC. WE NO LONGER TRUST,BELEIVE, OR HAVE FAITH IN ONE POLITICIAN, GOV. EMPLOYEE, OR WEALTHY, BILL GATES JUST MADE STATEMENTS TOO KILL ALL LIVING HUMANS. TOO DISTRIBUTE ENOUGH CHALK DUST TOO COAT OUR LUNGS AND KILL US.WITH WARNOCK, SOROS,OBAMAO, APPROVING

    2. Well she at least said the right thing but will she stick to it is the question. I have my doubts but I’m no fan of Piglosy.

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