Biden shoots down Supreme Court expansion

By Jen Krausz on
 July 1, 2023

During an MSNBC interview on Thursday, President Joe Biden shot down the idea of expanding the Supreme Court, something many in his party have said could be a solution to the current conservative court.

He was asked whether the current court could do "too much harm" to the country.

"Well, I think they may do too much harm, but I think if we start the process of trying to expand the court, we're going to politicize it maybe forever in a way that is not healthy, that you can't get back," the president replied.

He added that he thinks some justices are facing questions about their legitimacy.

"And I think, look, I think maybe it's just the optimist in me. I think that some of the court are beginning to realize their legitimacy is being questioned in ways that had not been questioned in the past," he said.

He did say after the affirmative action decision that the panel was "not a normal court," but it seems like there's nothing he can really do about it right now, or likely at any time during his presidency.