Christopher Scalia calls the new legislation a ‘transparent power play’
Christopher Scalia, son of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, argued on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Thursday that if the new legislation to expand the high court from 9 to 13 justices passes, it “would kind of increase the likelihood” of Democrats losing power.
“Democrats need to remember they’re not always going to be in power, believe it or not, and it could be just in two years that they’re not in power anymore,” Scalia told host Neil Cavuto.
“And in fact, I think that this bill passing would kind of increase the likelihood of them losing power.”
He stressed that he doesn’t believe that packing the Supreme Court is a popular idea.
“I think packing the court is unpopular. That’s why President Biden dodged the issue when he was on the campaign trail and that’s why Nancy Pelosi doesn’t support this bill right now,” Scalia said. “They know it is unpopular.”
A spokesperson for Biden and Pelosi did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment.
Biden has been cool to court-packing and has only endorsed setting up a 36-member bipartisan commission to study court reforms.