Fox News’s Doocy Challenges Psaki on Court-Packing With Biden Quote From 1983

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy is pressing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on President Joe Biden’s order to create a panel to study expanding the Supreme Court.

During a Friday press briefing, Doocy mentioned a previous quote from Biden on court-packing, “He said he thought that court-packing was a ‘bonehead idea’ when FDR tried it.”

Doocy asked Psaki, “Why ask a panel now to go and see if it is a good idea?”

The press secretary responded, “The panel’s being asked to take a number of steps including the pros and cons on exactly that issue but they will also be looking at the court’s role in the constitutional system, the length of service and turnover of justices on the court, the membership and size of the court, and the court’s case selection, rules, and practices.”

She added, “The makeup of this commission, which was vital for the president, is there are progressives on the court, there are conservatives on the court. People will present different opinions and different points of view and then they’ll have a report at the end of 180 days.”

Watch part of Psaki’s press briefing below:

The White House said in a statement the purpose of the commission is “to provide an analysis of the principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform, including an appraisal of the merits and legality of particular reform proposals.”

The commission is expected to hold public meetings to listen to the views of other experts, and groups and interested individuals with different perspectives on the issues it will be analyzing.

“This action is part of the Administration’s commitment to closely study measures to improve the federal judiciary, including those that would expand access the court system,” the White House said.

Responses

  1. Nothing but unconstitutional and immoral politicking from the Left. Shame on the Democrats.

  2. In our system of government we have three branches, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, each independent of the other in action and serve as a check and balance on each other. The Executive Branch does not have the authority to “pack the court” and neither does the Legislative. Their sole function is; for one to nominate a candidate and the other to confirm or not. There is no law that empowers Biden or Congress to decide how many justices will sit on the court and it is not for the president or a political party to solely decide either to stack the court with those favorable to their agenda. The Judicial branch must be free of tampering by either of the other two bodies in order to do its job which is ti interpret each case in accordance with our Constitution, not favor a Leftist or Rightest agenda. It is supposed to be impartial. Stacking the court with those biased destroys the impartiality and any true justice dispensed. Perhaps it is time for a law that cements in the court membership to NINE. Otherwise, any increase in the number of members to the court should be decided upon by VOTERS not elected representatives with an agenda..

    1. “There is no law that empowers Biden or Congress to decide how many justices will sit on the court and it is not for the president or a political party to solely decide either to stack the court with those favorable to their agenda. ” You don’t understand the Mad King. The ‘Commission’ is a formality to make it look legal. The Democrats are going to create a law, vote of 51 to 50, so they can pack the court. The will make PR and DC states, to forever control the Senate, by a vote of 51 to 50. They will trample the 2nd Amendment by a vote of 51 to 50. They will tax us to death by a vote of 51 to 50. They will eliminate voter ID so they can cheat by a vote of 51 to 50. They will open the Southern border by a vote of 51 to 50. They will raise our energy prices, and therefore the price of everything else, by a vote of 51 to 50. They will eliminate Law Enforcement, DEA, ICE, Border Patrol, facial recognition, surveillance, Prisons, Juvenile detention, restraints and give all the funding to the inner city black communities (see Breathe Act) by a vote of 51 to 50. They will allow what ever it takes to completely control every aspect of your life by a vote of 51 to 50.

      That is their plan. It’s well on the way with Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider propped up in the White House, a 50 to 50 split in the Senate, Harris the deciding vote, and the Democrat State Media constantly spewing out propaganda condemning anyone opposed to these ideas as domestic terrorists. Welcome to the end of America as we know it. Back to the British rule of 1775. What the Mad King has wanted for 48 years.

      1. You concluded ALL THAT from a bipartisan commission to study the SCOTUS? I give you credit for an active imagination–or the naiveté of a 5 year old.

        You appear to be uninformed as to the limits of the use of reconciliation as defined in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. You also appear as uninformed as to the limited support among the 50 Senate Democrats for the crazy ideas you believe have the support of 50 D’s. If the filibuster remains intact, HOW would you see your assertions getting 50 votes.

        Entertaining the idea of eliminating the filibuster without the support of Senators Sinema and Manchin, sounds as if you are reside in a fantasy world comparable to the Bernie Bros. on the Far-Left and the Ted Cruz Math Deniers on the Far-Right. Tell us who the 50 Senators are that would be voting for passage of your 50-50 vote assertions?

        WHERE was your concern with Trump State Media during the previous 4 years? If you actually listened to “Democrat State Media” you would know how many times and for what purpose the Senate can use reconciliation. You would know there are not 50 votes for ANY of your asserted bills passing 50-50. You would have known weeks ago that a publisher’s decision to not continue publishing a book, IS NOT A BAN. You would know that the FBI Director identified domestic terrorism as a serious threat to the country—and as the January 6th insurrection indicated MISINFORMATION is the cause of that threat.

        1. And you appear to be selective in your reasoning – you pointed out domestic terrorism – but how does committing arson, taunting police, beating pedestrians, inhibiting routine passage of vehicles, looting, and destruction of both private and public properties NOT qualify as domestic terrorism? And all the Democrat mayors sat back and let it happen, despite The President’s (the real President) efforts to help curtail the terrorists? You clearly have a bias to progressive policies, perhaps socialism, and you support the mad king. Please recognize that many of us do not share you beliefs.

  3. Since the press secretary is boneheaded. that must mean Biden has changed what is left of his mind.

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