Now that we have House and Senate Democrats announcing a bill that would literally pack the Supreme Court by expanding it from 9 to 13 justices, it sure is comforting to know how President Biden feels about such a move. Asked about packing the courts during the campaign last October, he said “it depends on how this turns out.” Days later he gave “the swampiest lib answer ever given” to “60 Minutes,” and days after that, stumbled all over his answer as his handlers shooed reporters away from him.
“Here’s the deal,” he told voters:
WATCH: As Biden starts to stumble with a question about court-packing his staff immediately starts escorting the camera out of the event. pic.twitter.com/8KLXiz3GAD
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) October 26, 2020
Sounds like a bunch of malarkey to us. And so does this from bill sponsor Sen. Ed Markey:
Donald Trump and Senate Republicans stole two Supreme Court seats. They undermined the Court's legitimacy and threatened the rights of millions of Americans, especially people of color, women, and immigrants. It is time to repair the damage done to our democracy. #ExpandTheCourt pic.twitter.com/sViEfwDVLp
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) April 15, 2021
Look, they’ve already got a logo put together with a plus sign followed by four gavels.
Now, what was that about Trump stealing two Supreme Court seats?
This is such bull crap, and you know it. Democrats are just cry-babying because the balance on the court shifted away from liberals. My god, grow up.
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) April 15, 2021
Get mental help, you assclown
— Robert Faulhaber (Parler: @faulhaber) (@rfaulhaber) April 15, 2021
— Kev (@HeyGuysItsKev) April 15, 2021
This is insurrection.
— Not a Cat (@ntrllyacat) April 15, 2021
This tweet is misleading and false!
— natas (@verderkijkend) April 15, 2021
How soon until Twitter appends a “This claim is disputed” disclaimer at the bottom?
— Mike Brodo (@MikeBrodo) April 15, 2021
— Happy Guy (@HappyGu92658735) April 15, 2021
You beclown yourself, sir
— Michael Cash (@MCash94) April 15, 2021
* wet fart noises *
— John Buffington III (@RaoulDukeHST) April 15, 2021
What a bunch of malarkey, Markey.
— Jordan Hirsch (@JDTrader64) April 15, 2021
@Twitter this violates your rules. This should be removed.
— T.W. (@AmboJedi) April 15, 2021
By the way @Twitter I’d consider suspension of Ed’s account. He is undermining our government by using the rhetoric a branch of government was “stolen”
— “Hanging” Chad The Pundit (@ChadPundit) April 15, 2021
@jack @TwitterSupport So where is the tag on this Tweet citing that it is false? You say that you want to push back on false information on this platform, then do it. A US Senator saying that 2 Supreme Court seats were “stolen” is an outright lie.
— Holly Thornton (@beachmamax2) April 15, 2021
Hey @Twitter can you please ban this senator for out right lying. Or at least put a warning on this for false accusations? If not then you will show the people on here that you too are a accomplice to this ridiculous lie. Thanks
— MichaelJP2424 (@Michaeljp2424) April 15, 2021
This both against @Twitter terms of service and also against your own well known opinion. Court packing is bad and claiming 2 valid seats were stolen without evidence violates very clear precedent. This should be deleted immediately.
— lilTim (@littleTimTim) April 15, 2021
That’s some incendiary rhetoric by your own standards. Last time I checked it is the job of the sitting president to nominate a justice to fill a vacant seat on the court and then congress can choose or not choose to confirm said nominee. Please enlighten us of the wrongdoing.
— Wes (@wesalxndr) April 15, 2021
Stealing is bad, which is why we want to steal twice as much!
— Scott E. B, Buy DogeCoin $DOGE (@ScottishDuke) April 15, 2021
How sad to see Ruth Bader Ginsburg's ideals dishonored this way. Justice Ginsburg was universally admired and respected, in large part for her consistency. She didn't change her views because the political winds change. In short, she was definitely not a hypocrite.
— Htinma (@Htinma1) April 15, 2021
Okay Ed. You are the runner up for dumbest person on the internet. Only @chelseahandler has you beat today. Obviously your constituents are pretty dumb as well for putting you in office.
— G Rasp MD (@GMRasp) April 15, 2021
Yes let’s just move the goalposts whenever things don’t turn out how you’d like. You and your party are the equivalent of a child calling time out before they’re tagged.
— ❌Jahud Rogloukastav (@rogloukastav) April 15, 2021
@jack this person must be deplatformed for misinformation. Nothing was stolen.
— Stevfefe Kerrrr (@BruceWatson43) April 15, 2021
The biggest lie is that “our democracy depends on it.”
Dem Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s spin on why Dems’ bill to add SCOTUS seats is not ‘packing the court’ melts BS detectors https://t.co/PgelPbSTVU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 15, 2021