You Make a Difference! Our mission and operations are funded entirely by Patriots like you! Please support the 2022 Independence Day Campaign now.

Douglas Andrews / April 12, 2021

Joe Biden Moves to Pack the Supreme Court

It’s only a commission at this point, but his willingness to entertain such a diabolical idea tells us all we need to know.

President Joe Biden, who with each passing week finds new ways to disgrace himself and the office to which he’s been entrusted, is at it once again. Having seen his party fail to sufficiently affect the composition of the U.S. Supreme Court within our constitutionally agreed-upon framework, Biden on Friday signed an executive order establishing his Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court, which is tasked with, among other things, considering the “membership and size of the Court.” In other words, packing the High Court.

When we were kids on the playground, we had a word for this: cheating. Think about it: Any neighborhood kid who tried to change the rules of the game in order to gain an advantage was quickly and roundly set upon. We were just kids, but even back then we understood the difference between right and wrong. Joe Biden doesn’t. Or, if he does, he simply doesn’t care. And, come to think of it, this backslapper has been lying and cheating about little things and big things his whole life, so why are we at all surprised?

Regarding his plan, The Wall Street Journal reports, “Biden ordered a commission to study Supreme Court changes such as adding seats, an idea pushed by progressives in his party that faces strong opposition from congressional Republicans. Mr. Biden said during his campaign that he would create a bipartisan commission to study expanding the court or creating term limits for justices. … The 36-member commission will be charged with completing its findings within 180 days of its first public meeting and will preside over a fraught political moment for the future of the nation’s high court.”

Biden is more than just a liar and a cheat; he’s also a coward, utterly unwilling to tell the unhinged far-left flank of his party to pound sand. Despite his campaign waffling, this was the perfect opportunity to do just that, the perfect opportunity to pay just a modicum of lip service to his Inauguration Day promise. “I pledge this to you,” Biden said on January 20, “I will be a president for all Americans. All Americans. And I promise you: I will fight as hard for those who did not support me as for those who did.”

Alas, it wasn’t to be. As the far-left New York Times reports, “The president acted under pressure from activists pushing for more seats to alter the ideological balance of the court after President Donald J. Trump appointed three justices, including one to a seat that Republicans had blocked his predecessor, Barack Obama, from filling for almost a year.”

The makeup of this 36-member “bipartisan” commission certainly won’t be 18-18, and it’s leadership is, naturally, leftist. Even if it were balanced, no self-respecting Republican or conservative should agree to be on that commission, though a few have. Agreeing to do so lends an air of legitimacy to it. But there’s not a whiff of legitimacy to be found anywhere on a commission whose purpose is likely to make the case for packing the Supreme Court — or at the very least intimidating justices and judges to bow to progressive demands.

In fact, leftist Justice Stephen Breyer acknowledged the problem. “Those whose initial instincts may favor important structural change or other similar institutional changes, such as forms of court-packing, [should] think long and hard before they embody those changes in law,” he said last week. There’s currently “a trust that the Court is guided by legal principle, not politics,” but, he warned, “structural alteration motivated by the perception of political influence can only feed that latter perception, further eroding that trust.”

If President Unity asks, we should tell him what he failed to tell the hard leftists who put him up to this: Pound sand, Joe. Pound sand.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.