Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock was asked twice during the Georgia Senate runoff debate Sunday night to clarify his position on whether Democrats should packing the Supreme Court, refusing to answer directly if elected how he would respond to pressure to vote on this topic.
“As I move all across the state, people aren’t asking me about the courts and whether we should expand the courts,” Warnock said. “I know that’s an interesting question for people inside the Beltway to discuss, but they’re wondering when in the world they’re going to get some COVID-19 relief. They haven’t gotten any from Kelly Loeffler in months.”
and when she had a chance to stand up for ordinary people she thought $600 was too much. Meanwhile, she was busy dumping millions of dollars of stock profiting from a pandemic. Who does that?
When pressed to provide his position as the issue will “impact people on the ground,” Warnock said he was “really not focused on it.”
I’m really not focused on it and I think that too often the politics in Washington has been about the politicians. I’m a pastor and so when I think about these issues I think about the people that I’ve had to stand within the critical care units while their loved one was dying or between life and death. And not only are they concerned about the sickness they’re wondering how in the world are they going to pay for it? If Kelly Loeffler has her away, 1.8 million Georgians with preexisting conditions, that means people with hypertension, people with pre-existing conditions, that means people with hypertension, people who have diabetes, folks who’ve had a stroke, cancer. People who are recovering from COVID would not be able to get health care. I think that’s morally wrong, and it’s my faith that actually informs that. She can’t explain why she wants to take away people’s health care. She knows that that junk health care plan that she rolled out, has a loophole in it big enough to drive a Mack truck through. She can’t explain that and so she’s trying to misrepresent my record. But the people of Georgia understand, they understand the truth.
The fringe idea gained momentum just weeks before Election Day when President Trump nominated now-Justice Amy Comey Barrett to fill the vacancy of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Barrett was confirmed as early voting was occurring, a situation that enraged Democrats.
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden for weeks repeatedly dodge answering whether he supports packing the court, refusing to take a position on whether he was in favor or against. He vowed in mid-October during an ABC town hall that he would give a “clear position” on this issue before the election, with his response will be determined based on how the Senate “handled” the floor process before the vote to confirm Barrett.
Two weeks later Barrett’s nomination was heading for a full vote on the Senate floor, Biden in an interview with “60 minutes,” refused to state his position, instead of saying if elected will put together a bipartisan commission to study and provide recommendations for reforming the court system.CongressCourt PackingGeorgiaGeorgia Senate RunoffGeorgia Senate Runoff DebateRaphael WarnockSen. Kelly LoefflerSenateSupreme Court