According to a statement made by the White House on Saturday, President Joe Biden opposes Democratic efforts to increase the size of the Supreme Court, Fox News informed.
During an Air Force Once press conference, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reaffirmed the president’s position on the matter.
Democrats have called for court-packing in previous years, but after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned the important abortion cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey on Friday, those cries gained more traction.
To counteract the influence of the three judges chosen by the past administration of former President Donald Trump, several of Biden’s Democratic party colleagues have called for extending the court.
Jean-Pierre stated that the question of whether the president is open to expanding the Supreme Court was asked previously, saying that the president disagrees with that in that particular instance and that
he does not wish to carry out the action.”
Following the disclosure of the court’s intention to overturn Roe, Democratic Senator Ed Markey, from Massachusetts tweeted that the right to an abortion, fundamental freedom that safeguards the health, safety, and liberties of millions of Americans, is destined to be eliminated by an illegitimate, stolen, and far-right Supreme Court majority, adding that there is nothing more that can be done but enlarging the number of justices.
During a Sunday tv appearance, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a Democrat, promoted court-packing.
Warren said that the Supreme court’s authority has waned and that after their decisions about guns, voting, and unions, they have destroyed any remaining validity they may have had.
She also said that the country needs more justices on the US Supreme Court, if they were to restore any confidence in this high court.
Last week, Biden urged Congress to pass legislation to reinstate abortion protections, claiming he was unable to do so from the White House.