Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has avoided for weeks answering the question regarding packing the Supreme Court has finally responded Monday evening, saying he is “not a fan” of this proposal.
“I’ve already spoken on — I’m not a fan of court-packing. But I’m not — I don’t want to get off on that whole issue,” Biden said during an interview with Cincinnati local WKRC-TV. “I want to keep focused.”
Biden added that President Trump “would love nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would in fact pack the court or not pack the court.”
He then went on to criticize Trump for trying to get Judge Amy Coney Barrett confirmed to the high court just three weeks before Election Day.
“That’s the court-packing the public should be focused on,” Biden said. “The focus is why is he doing what he’s doing now? Why now with less than 24 days to go until the election?”
Biden for weeks has refused to answer this question, on whether he would respond to Trump’s nomination of Barrett by adding more justices to the court if elected president. Prior to winning the nomination, Biden has expressed opposition to adding justices on the high court, calling the issue a “political football.”
Last week Biden told reporters in Phoenix that they “will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over.”
The next day during a campaign stop in Las Vegas, the former Vice President was asked again the same question, with the local reporter telling Biden this topic is one of the top issues viewers keep asking about the past few days.
“Well, you’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans who don’t want me continuing to talk about what they are doing to the court right now,” Biden retaliated in his response to KTNV.
“Only because you guys are fascinated with it,” Biden added. “We’re still focusing on what this is all about. This is all about taking away people’s insurance.”
Trump has capitalized on his rival sidestepping the question for weeks, saying if Biden were to win the presidency, he would under the influence of the progressive wing of his party would seek to expand the number of justices as retaliation for Barrett confirmation.20202020 Election2020 Presidential RaceCourt PackingJoe BidenPresident TrumpSupreme Court
william couchOctober 13, 2020
!!!!!!!!!!!!! “ISN’T” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE JUST A PIECE OF WORK !!!!!!!!!!!!
YvetteOctober 13, 2020
It doesn’t matter if he is or not, Harris will run the show!!
Randy131October 13, 2020
President Trump did the exact same thing that Obama did, and all the Democrats, all of them, said Obama’s appointment should be voted on by the US Senate.
But the US Senate, through the results of an election that Obama and the Democrats have always claimed has consequences for the losing side, was majority controlled by the Republicans, that did not want to confirm Judge Merrick, and to save their valuable working time, refused to go through the process where they would deny confirming the Judge, but instead decided to wait until after the election for the next President, that all Democrats were assuring that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, would choose their own appointee to fill the open seat on the SCOTUS, and had Hillary Clinton won, as everyone said she would in a landslide, then the Democrats would have been very happy with no complaints.
It’s the President’s responsibility to appoint a person to fill any open seat on the SCOTUS, which Obama and President Trump did, fulfilling their responsibility, which the Democrats praised Obama for doing, but are denouncing and denigrating President Trump for doing. It is the responsibility of the US Senate to take what they consider the appropriate actions are when concerning the denial or confirming of a President’s appointment to fill an open seat on the SCOTUS, which the majority in the US Senate is responsible for making that decision, not Obama or President Trump, but the majority party in the US Senate.
In all the cases of Obama’s SCOTUS appointment and President Trump’s SCOTUS appointments, the US Senate lawfully acted on their responsibility and made a decision, and followed through with the choice they made concerning those appointments, which resulted in a replacement being seated on the SCOTUS for the open seat that Obama made an appointment, and are in the process of doing the same for the open seat that President Trump has just made an appointment, including President Trump’s two other appointments.
The Democrats are just mad that the consequences of the US Senate elections, that have given the Republicans in the US Senate the choice to deny or confirm those appointments of one by Obama, and now three by President Trump, is contrary to what the Democrats wanted, but were constitutionally done and lawfully done, and the Democrats cannot do anything about it but whine and cry that it is unfair, exactly how the Democrats have always acted and are hypocrites for claiming anything is unfair, for as much as they have done that has always been unfair..