MATTHEWS: About those Democrat attacks on the Supreme Court

It’s one thing to disagree with a decision, but it’s another thing altogether to take things to the level that Biden and his fellow Democrats are

President Joe Biden speaks at an April campaign event in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Alex Brandon / AP Photo)

Joe Biden campaigned in 2020 on returning to so-called “norms” in Washington, D.C., which he said meant restoring respect for the mainstream media and our “sacred institutions,” which included the United States Supreme Court.

He has done neither, occasionally opting to answer a randomly shouted question or two from reporters as he heads to Marine One over holding regularly scheduled press conferences with the White House press corps.

As far as the Supreme Court is concerned, an all-out assault has been waged by Democrats at the highest levels, with then-Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) firing the warning shot with an ominous threat in March 2020.

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price!” Schumer yelled in front of a crowd of pro-abortion activists. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions!”

The attacks ramped up big time after Biden took office in 2021 and SCOTUS voted to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022.

They grew even louder after the nation’s highest court struck down Biden’s student loan forgiveness scheme in June 2023 as well as race-based college admissions (affirmative action).

Instead of respecting the Court’s decisions, Biden has bragged about making end runs around them on the issue of so-called abortion rights and student loan forgiveness.

“The Supreme Court blocked me, but it didn’t stop me,” Biden has often boasted of how he has allegedly “found a way” around their student loan ruling.

Disgustingly, he’s also compared the conservatives on the Supreme Court to segregationists.

“Today, the resistance comes in other insidious forms,” Biden said during a speech to the NAACP last month on the integration of the public school system.

“An extreme movement led by my predecessor and his MAGA Republican allies, backed by an extreme Supreme Court, gutted affirmative action in college admissions.”

Ironically, just days after he made a similar claim, he said in a press conference that it was wrong for former President Donald Trump, his 2024 opponent, to suggest the process was “rigged” against him during his Manhattan trial, where a guilty verdict was rendered.

“It’s reckless, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible for anyone to say this was rigged just because they don’t like the verdict,” Biden said in response.

“Our justice system has endured for nearly 250 years, and it literally is the cornerstone of America. Our justice system, that justice should be respected,” he also said.

It’s enough to give you whiplash.

Example-setting comes from the top, and as such, Biden is not the only Democrat sounding alarm bells about the supposedly “extreme” Supreme Court.

Democrat leaders in the House and Senate have repeatedly called for expanding the court, otherwise known as “court-packing.”

They’ve also been demanding “ethics reform” from the court for going on four years now, leaning on Chief Justice John Roberts, who they see as the weakest link among the conservatives on the court.

They’ve called for meetings with Roberts over alleged conflicts of interest issues among some of the justices. He’s turned them down. They’ve called on Roberts to testify before Congressional committees. He’s declined those requests, too, with “separation of powers concerns” being at the center of those refusals.

It’s one thing to disagree with a decision, but it’s another thing altogether to take things to the level that Biden and his fellow Democrats are.

In short, it’s not normal to do what they’re doing, and voters who ushered Biden into office thinking he would “restore norms” in our nation’s Capitol need to keep that in mind as they make their decisions before heading to the ballot box.

North Carolina native Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a media analyst and regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.