Biden says he opposes expanding Supreme Court even after he criticizes affirmative-action ruling

President Joe Biden on Thursday indicated that he stays against expanding the Supreme Court, even as he criticized the excessive court docket’s ruling in opposition to affirmative motion at universities.

In an MSNBC interview, Biden was requested if he’s anxious that with out reforms for the Supreme Court, its conservative majority is “too young and too conservative” so it may do “too much harm.”

“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 gonna politicize it, maybe forever, in a way that is not healthy,” the president stated.

His remarks within the MSNBC interview got here within the late afternoon, following a White House speech by which the president stated he disagreed with the court docket’s resolution on race-conscious school admissions.

“I think that some of the court are beginning to realize their legitimacy is being questioned in ways it hadn’t been questioned in the past,” Biden additionally stated within the interview, including that might embody Chief Justice John Roberts.

In October 2020, Biden promised to ascertain a bipartisan fee to check reforms for the federal judiciary, together with expanding Supreme Court. The fee issued a report in December 2021, however didn’t give a suggestion on the difficulty of expanding the court docket.

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