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Biden Says He’ll Reveal Position on Court-Packing After Election

court-packingDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he will reveal his position on “packing” the U.S. Supreme Court after the election is over.

“You’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” Biden told reporters on Oct. 8 during a campaign event in Phoenix. “It’s a great question, and I don’t blame you for asking. But you know, the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be on the answer to that question.”

The comment followed a day after Vice President Mike Pence debated with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Biden’s running mate. During the debate, Pence accused Harris of providing a “non-answer” about the Biden-Harris ticket’s plans.

Packing the court means expanding the Supreme Court beyond its current nine-seat threshold. Some Democrats have suggested the move if Republicans try to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last month, saying it would allow Democrats to nominate liberal justices to the bench.

Harris on Oct. 7 responded to Pence’s questions about court-packing by deflecting to Republicans’ plans to nominate Barrett.

“Once again you gave a non-answer; Joe Biden gave a non-answer,” Pence said during the debate. “The American people deserve a straight answer. And, if you haven’t figured it out yet, the straight answer is they are going to pack the Supreme Court if they somehow win this election.”

“Are you and Joe Biden going to pack the court if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed? Are you going to pack the court?” Pence also said. “Your party is actually openly advocating adding seats to the Supreme Court, which has had nine seats for 150 years, if you don’t get your way.”

Harris didn’t respond to the claim.

During Biden’s first debate with Trump last week, Biden didn’t provide a definitive answer to moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.

“Whatever position I take in that, that’ll become the issue,” Biden said. “The issue is the American people should speak. You’re voting now. Vote, and let your senators know how you feel.”

In order to pack the Supreme Court, Democrats would have to win the White House and Senate and possibly abolish the Senate filibuster.

In 1937, former President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to add extra associate justices to force through parts of his New Deal that were ruled unconstitutional.

Reprinted with Permission from - Epoch Times by - Jack Phillips

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Noreen
1 month ago

The Democrats have said and have proven, time and time again, that nothing is off the table to gain control and keep the power. They will not be happy until all of the American population is their slave and they are the Masters.

Willy
1 month ago

Used car salesman Joe Biden.
Trust me, this is an excellent car I’m selling you! No, you can’t test drive it till you buy it!

Chuck
1 month ago

Well, since he refuses to refuses to state his position prior to the election, then we can assume that he intends to at least try to pack the court.
Since he refuses to tell us prior to the election, we should refuse to elect him.

John
1 month ago

“I’m something. Vote for something. Once you have voted, you will know what that something is.”

Len C.
1 month ago

Biden/Harris seem to think they can make the important decisions after the election without telling the people what their plans are now. Seems pretty gutless to me for them to assume we should trust them. No way in hell would I trust them.

Sam
1 month ago

And THAT tells you all you need to know about the Democrats and their goals. “Look. Here’s the deal. Vote for me, ’cause I am on YOUR side. C’mon, man. TRUST me”. No thanks…..

Mark B
1 month ago

They sure did put themselves in a corner with this one. I say they because I know he is just an empty suit and not the one making these policies.

thomas young
1 month ago

The Democrat reply to all questions. We need to pass this monic (person, place or thing) to see what is in it. How did that work out the last time? To all Democrats answer the Questions now not after like Pelosi and others have said. Then, I guess it is hard to cover the truth when all can hear it from your mouth.

James
1 month ago

Joe is a thoroughly corrupt man. He wants to pack the SCOTUS! He knows you don’t want him to pack the SCOTUS! Therefore, he’s not going to tell you he’s going to pack the SCOTUS. Joe still assumes you’re dumb enough to vote for him.

Paul
1 month ago

Why beat around the bush? If you want this to be a Communist / socialist country just go ahead and vote for the communist ticket (they endorsed Biden). I will start hording paper products.

N K Wood
1 month ago

Anyone who votes for Biden – and, by default, his running mate Kamala “Tweed” Harris – is, as is oft said in the highlands of Scotland, “yera feckin’ eedjit!”

Elbert E Silbaugh
1 month ago

So illogical! If true (that he doesn’t feel the need to tell us what he believes) then why do we have any campaigns? Why do we have voter pamphlets to tell us why we are voting for? Why do we have newspapers or TV or internet resources to tell us who to vote for? Why do we have debates? Or talk shows?

Kimberlee P
1 month ago

Let’s fact it, Biden is pathetic. He is loyal to the countries that bribe him. The man is extremely corrupt and we would be fools to believe and trust him. Kamala is a Socialist. The woman wants government programs to control and limit our freedom. Pretty obvious Biden and Kamala have shown they have absolutely no respect for our Constitution or our Great Republic. It is imperiative to begin a full scale investigation of Biden and his son Hunter. Why do we allow crazy Pelosi to spew her foul vicious opinions? It is time for her to duct tape that… Read more »

J. Lee Baldwin
1 month ago

Biden’s position on this question is just one of MANY reasons why I will not vote for him! Lee from Texas

Chuck
1 month ago

We have heard this before — We must pass it before we see what is in it

J Mc
1 month ago

Packing the court is an issue of policy. The Democrats do not want us to know their policies, otherwise we will not vote for them.
Biden’s stance on the issue SHOULD be published and discussed by the electorate.

Dan W.
1 month ago

R-E-L-A-X.

The Dems would be committing political suicide by attempting to pack the court and besides, they wouldn’t have enough support in either the House or the Senate in their own party to do it. This is all talk and no action.

Last edited 1 month ago by Dan W.
Karen Landtripp
1 month ago

He should have to reveal his agenda before we vote. That’s downright asinine. Joe?
“C’mon man” Demonworshippingcratics are stting you up. Joe, do the right thing & bust them out on. This is your only chance to repent. It’s almost done.
Hey Joe, their doing a round about in you.. all talking sweet but I assure you will be replaced. Within weeks #Fact checked by the people that are even voting for you, Joe.. C’mon man; wake up.
Nancy Pelosi is really doing a 25th on you. May God reveal & you heed.

Ann M
1 month ago

Unbelievable! Worst thing is main stream media allows Biden-Harris to get away with it! Sadly the uninformed Democrat voters will blindly vote for socialist policies Biden will implement! How long does anyone think Pelosi will allow him to be president if he’s elected? Pelosi isn’t just discussing 25 amendment for Trump, she’ll use it to get Joe out of the way too! She’s an EVIL person! It’ll be her, Harris, BLM inc & Marxists taking over (of course, they’ll eventually come for Pelosi too! For now she’s a “useful idiot” for them)! If people would just look at 110 page… Read more »

Gary Simmons
1 month ago

If Biden wins he will be taken care of, and Harris will take over. One way or another Harris will be the winner. I heard Biden say not long ago on the news that he is old and Harris will have to run the show. Socialist is the new democratic party. Who in their right mind would vote against freedom.

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