Lots of netizens have trolled POTUS over a video that recently resurfaced online and which showed then-Senator Joe Biden slamming former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's push to pack the Supreme Court.
In the video that dates back to 1983, Biden is seen apparently telling his colleagues in the Senate about President Roosevelt, who "clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court".
1983: Sen. @JoeBiden calls FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court a "bonehead idea."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 9, 2021
"It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make, and it put in question there for an entire decade the independence of THE most significant body... in this country." pic.twitter.com/MEPu0fMRG4
"It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law, he was legalistically absolutely correct, but it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question […] the independence of […] the Supreme Court of the United States of America", Biden added.
Twitter users were quick to issue sarcastic remarks, with one user arguing that POTUS now is "a self-described bonehead", and another calling Biden a person who "used to pretend to have principles".
The problem for political lifers like Joe, is that there's a lot of video evidence of them to choose from when they say stupid things.— Ron Murphy (@GRIP2013) April 9, 2021
[sighs] He used to pretend to have principles.— Kyochi Myogo (@PROMETHEOZA) April 9, 2021
It is so pathetic that he is still in power in America— Josh/Seattle (@Josh_Seattle1) April 9, 2021
Joe Biden now: pic.twitter.com/kHXWEsWa8o— Swirvithan L. Gooding Splatt 🏒🏈🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@l_splatt) April 9, 2021
So now he is a self described bone head!— Gael (@deplorablegael) April 9, 2021
He is so fake! 🤨😩😕 Sad times! 😞— Susan Hymel (@SusanHymel1) April 10, 2021
This is a different JOE a muppet !!!!— Joanna (@giovannadeliany) April 9, 2021
As Obama has said, never underestimate Biden’s ability to f- things up.— Ira Pollack (@IraPollack) April 10, 2021
He has always been a foolish man. Shame, shame on the people of Delaware for inflicting him on us for 127 years.— Bulldog80 (@breakingplow) April 9, 2021
The twitterstorm came after the White House on Friday announced that Biden had signed an executive order to create a dedicated commission to examine reform of the US Supreme Court.
The move followed warnings by Republicans and former President Donald Trump that the Biden administration might try to pack the US Supreme Court, which is now heavily dominated by GOP presidential appointees.