Trump said that because the high court didn’t hear election-related cases after Nov. 3, the justices on the Supreme Court will “get what they deserve” if it’s expanded.
“Now there is a very good chance they will be diluted (and moved throughout the court system so that they can see how the lower courts work), with many new Justices added to the Court, far more than has been reported. There is also a good chance that they will be term-limited,” Trump said of the Supreme Court, as he renewed claims of election fraud during the 2020 election.
“Our politically correct Supreme Court will get what they deserve—an unconstitutionally elected group of Radical Left Democrats who are destroying our Country.”
Last week, the White House released a statement saying President Joe Biden would create a commission that would look into possibly expanding—or “packing”—the Supreme Court and term limits for justices. The commission is headed by two former Obama administration officials.
“The Commission’s purpose 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 White House stated.
“The topics it will examine include the genesis of the reform debate; 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.”
However, Justice Stephen Breyer, a member of the liberal wing of the court, warned that “packing” the nation’s highest court is an unwise move because it will create the impression that the court would be a politically motivated entity, which would further erode trust in U.S. institutions.
“If the public sees judges as politicians in robes, its confidence in the courts and in the rule of law can only diminish, diminishing the court’s power, including its power to act as a check on other branches,” he said during a speech to Harvard University students.
As a result of Breyer’s comments, left-wing activist groups began calling for the 82-year-old justice to retire.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki rebuffed those calls, saying Biden wouldn’t push him to step down.
“He believes that’s a decision Justice Breyer will make when he decides it’s time to no longer serve on the Supreme Court,” Psaki told reporters on April 10.