Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) stands in front of the Supreme Court in 2016 / Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is backing legislation to expand the Supreme Court, accusing Republicans of hijacking the tribunal to subvert democracy.
Warren announced Tuesday that she will add her name to a court-packing bill that Democrats introduced in April. That legislation would add four seats to the High Court, bringing the total number of justices from 9 to 13.
The endorsement makes Warren the new frontman for court-packing, which has attracted support in Congress from a handful of low-profile lawmakers. Her support is a needed jolt to the expansion campaign, which gives every sign of sputtering out for the time being. President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court commission refused to endorse Supreme Court expansion, and top Democratic lawmakers in both chambers are refusing to entertain the court-expansion bill.