(ConservativePeak.com)- During a press conference on Monday, Joe Biden told reporters that he didn’t support implementing term limits for Supreme Court Justices, but proposed alternative arrangements that would amount to effectively the same thing.
The comments come after many weeks od the Democratic nominee refusing to answer whether or not he would pack the court, and after members of his party and campaign team have advocated for either adding additional Supreme Court justices or reforming the court.
On Monday, Democratic Senator Ed Markey said, “We must expand the Supreme Court.”
We must expand the Supreme Court.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) October 26, 2020
He was joined by far-left Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar who Tweeted the same thing.
On the same day that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was officially confirmed and became Justice Amy Coney Barrett, the former vice president said that he doesn’t support term limits but would consider moving the judges between courts. Which is the same thing.
“There is a question about whether or not, it’s a lifetime appointment. I’m not going to attempt to change that at all. There’s some literature, among constitutional scholars, about the possibility of going from one court to another court, not just always staying the whole time on the Supreme Court,” Biden said, appearing to endorse limiting the terms of Supreme Court justices.
“But I have made no judgment, my word, my word is I have made no judgment, they’re just a group of serious constitutional scholars, have a number of ideas how we should proceed from this point on,” he added.
Joe Biden, therefore, has still not answered whether he would pack the court but has implied that he may take steps to limit the amount of time that justices can spend on the Supreme Court, in what would be the most radical overhauling of the three-branch governmental system implemented by the founding fathers.
Biden’s comments appeared to go against a proposal by Rep. Ro Khanna and various other progressive members of Congress to limit the term of a Supreme Court justice to 18 years. The legislation is currently going through Congress but does not, as it stands, have sufficient support to pass.