Pelosi Shares Whether She Will Commit To Holding a Vote on Bill To Expand Supreme Court

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says she does not plan to hold a vote on a bill that would expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to 13.

During her weekly press conference on Thursday, Pelosi was asked if she supports the bill and whether she would commit to holding a floor vote on the proposal.

“No,” she responded. “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 putting together the infrastructure bill and the rest.”

She continued, “I don’t know that 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 study such a thing. It’s a big step.”

“It’s not out of the question. 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. But, in answer to your question, I have no plans to bring it to the floor.”

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A group of Congressional Democrats led by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has crafted legislation that would increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court from nine to 13. The last time Congress changed the number of justices on the court was 1869.

The legislation comes roughly a week after President Joe Biden established a commission to study the “principal arguments in the contemporary public debate for and against Supreme Court reform,” which includes increasing the number of justices on the court.

Calls to increase the number of justices bubbled up as Republicans moved to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court to fill the late-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

While Biden said during the campaign that he is “not a fan” of increasing the number of justices, he claimed the court is “getting out of whack” and said he would establish a commission to examine ways to reform the court.

“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want,” he said in October, adding, “Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations.”

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  1. What the Democrat’s are trying to do is turn the Supreme Court into a rubber stamp to shove their progressive/woke/green/globalist agenda down the collective throats of the American people…!?!?! They would turn the US into a one party oligarchy and enslave the American people if given the chance.

  2. Democrats want to increase by 4 seats while Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider is in control so they can take control of the Supreme Court. Then they have control of all three branches of the Government. If the three judges that were recently confirmed were Liberals, there would be no call for an increase. It’s all about control and power for the Democrats. I’m sure the Democrat State Media will come up with polls to justify increasing the number of justices. More BS which will lead to a new revolution.

  3. This is nothing but a blatant power play. If democrats succeed in packing the court it will be forever. Left-leaning justices do NOT support the Constitution, but the democrat party and their agenda, so you could expect any legislation reaching the court to favor Leftist interests. Justices on the USSC are supposed to be impartial and rule on the case at hand as it applies to or Constitution. There is absolutely no room on the court for those supporting an ideological agenda, either party, and packing the Court is exactly what democrats want to do. They presently have the House, Senate, and presidency. With this all in their favor they are passing their wish lists and attempting to stack the deck so they rule in perpetuity. That is why they are allowing anybody and everybody across the border;future democrat voters. They created HR-1 to legalize all the cheating they did in the 2020 election, are against voter ID and want to pack the Supreme Court. It is all a power play for perpetual rule. Democrats are the worse enemy the country has because the attack it from within and it is no longer in hiding but wide open for all to see. Save our country, expel democrats from our government. We were far, far better off under a Trump administration that a Biden one. He is destroying our country doing what democrats claimed Trump was doing but didn’t; all lies.. Trump did no damage, Biden is wrecking everything.

  4. ruling a country by temper tantrum because you didn’t get your way. great idea

  5. Pack the courts, vote my mail, take up the guns. That’s just a start, O yea lets not forget about losing free speech to. Why is this happening? Because democrats know if they can pull off stealing an presidential election and get away with it (as the whole world watched in disbelief) then they know, and proved to everyone that the republican party is nothing but cowards who will standby and watch there country get taken from them as well as there rights and won’t do a damn thing about it. In fact calling them a coward is really being nice. Who wants to be supporting a party who refuse’s to stand up and fight for what they believe in?

  6. Does anyone honestly believe Jerry would submit a bill without the approval of Nancy? She allowed to test the waters and pulled back when she received too much flak! This is a disgrace!

    1. I hope so, Trump had no problem stacking the court. When Obama wanted to nominate Merrick Garland the Republicans said no because it was an election year. It was ok for the Republicans to do it though, Amy Coney Barrett sailed right through. Remember that?

      1. he didn’t stack the court. he filled vacancies. if you don’t know the difference i feel you never made it past a third grade level of rational thought
        funny how you ignore the fact that the democrats did the same thing before, refusing to vote on a nominee before an election.

      2. Poor Donna, the chronic complainer. You got Mad King Biden the Usurper and Divider in the White House. You got control of the House and Senate. You got control of the Democrat State Media. But, you’re still not satisfied. You want absolute control so you can destroy America. You got it all by hook and by crook. BE careful what you ask for. Americans have a history of getting rid of those that enjoy absolute control.

      3. donna once again shows she is nothing but a mindless myna bird. Trust me donna, most people here remember a whole lot more than you do.

      4. Poor Donna. It did not exceed 9 judges. You and your side are so wacky

      5. Donna a valid point that the right wingers will deny till they die. Moscow Mitch wouldn’t hold hearings in an election year but had no problem doing it for Donny. As I’ve said before the #1 rule for Republicans, “Do as I say not as I do”.

      6. Donna, Donna, Donna, PRESIDENT TRUMP chose Constitutional originalist Justices. This is what ALL justices SHOULD be. Don’t you agree

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