Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and other Republicans in the Senate introduced a constitutional amendment on Monday that would mandate the Supreme Court to only have nine justices in an attempt to keep President Joe Biden from expanding the court.
According to a press release sent out by Rubio’s office, the Republican senator is attacking Democrats call to expand the court in response to the three justices named under former President Trump’s term in office, including one just weeks before November’s presidential election.
“Packing the Supreme Court is a radical, left-wing idea that would further undermine America’s confidence in our institutions and our democracy,” Rubio said in the news release. “As a candidate, President Joe Biden promised to unify America, and even said he was ‘not a fan’ of packing the Supreme Court, a radical proposal he once referred to as a ‘bonehead idea’ when he served in the Senate.”
“If he is sincere about healing our country and protecting our institutions, he will support this effort to protect the Supreme Court,” the senator added.