90 Miles From Tyranny : WATCH: Joe Biden Says ‘You’ll Know My Opinion on Court-packing When the Election Is Over’

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Friday, October 9, 2020

WATCH: Joe Biden Says ‘You’ll Know My Opinion on Court-packing When the Election Is Over’

Former Vice President Joe Biden has refused, once again, to reveal his stance on “packing” the Supreme Court: “You’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” he told reporters in Arizona on Thursday.

Court-packing involves expanding the number of justices on the nation’s highest court and filling the new seats with liberals to overcome the current conservative majority. It was rejected the last time it was proposed, in the 1930s.

Biden has remained vague on court-packing since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last month. In Arizona, he tried to frame the issue as something only the media cared about.

“Look, I know it’s a great question for you all and I don’t blame you for asking,” he said, “but you know the moment I answer that question the headline in every one of your papers will be about that.”

The Democrat nominee added that focus should remain on the fact that the “election has begun” and “there has never been a court appointment once an election has begun.”

Biden’s comments come as Democrats are mobilizing to keep President Donald Trump from filling Ginsburg’s seat on the Court. The move, in part, is strategic, as many fear that a Trump appointee will cement a 6-to-3 conservative majority on the nation’s highest court for the foreseeable future.

To prevent such an outcome, Democrats are attempting to obstruct the congressional confirmation process until January, in hopes that Biden will win the upcoming election and be able to propose his own candidate.

As part of the effort, Senate Democrats are threatening to pack the court if...

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Advo said...

Anybody else getting a “you have to pass the president to see what’s in it” vibe from this?

Only a very compliant media would allow this for a moment without pounding the candidate without mercy. Really, that’s what their job should be - illustrate candidates positions so the public makes an honestly informed decision.

Unknown said...

Geez.....is this old, feeble charlatan capable of an original thought?