Biden Promises To Put Progressives On Supreme Court During Second Term

President Joe Biden revealed curious plans for the Supreme Court should he win his reelection bid. During a “Black Voters for Biden-Harris” rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Biden said that he would be nominating progressives to the Supreme Court.

Predicting that more than one Supreme Court justice will retire in the next four years, Biden stated, “The next president, they’re going to be able to appoint a couple justices, and I’ll be damned — if in fact we’re able to change some of the justices when they retire and put in really progressive judges like we’ve always had, tell me that won’t change your life.”

A lot is already at stake in the next election for both parties, as conservatives would love to maintain a majority on the court as they have done in recent years. Progressives, on the other hand, would have a lot to gain if the tables turn, as they have decried landmark rulings such as the ones the expansion of rights and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Biden’s prediction that multiple justices will retire from the high court is also valid given that several justices are in their seventies. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, both of whom are conservative appointees by Republican presidents, are 74 and 75 respectively. Sonia Sotomayor, a progressive Obama-appointee, will turn 70 in June.

If any judge retires, it would be up to the next president to appoint a replacement, a decision that could reshape the court’s composition for decades, depending on who gets elected as president in November.

With the election only months away, the Biden camp is worried about what the Supreme Court’s composition would be if Trump wins the election. First lady Jill Biden warned of the dangers of a Trump reelection during an interview on “The View” on Wednesday.

“We will lose all of our rights. She had warned earlier that “we cannot take things for granted, and think of the Supreme Court for God’s sake. Talk about things getting worse? Can you imagine if we put any more Republicans on the Supreme Court? No!” she stated.

Trump had three chances to nominate justices to the Supreme Court during his time in office. In what helped solidify the current conservative majority of 6-3, he appointed conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barret and Brett Kavanaugh.