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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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Karen Landtripp
4 months 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.

J. Lee Baldwin
4 months ago

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

Chuck
4 months ago

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

Ann M
4 months 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 Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendation on Bidens website, they’d see exactly what’s coming & what they’re going to do to our country!
Believe what they’re telling us, because they’re going to do! It’s there for all to see! I printed it out and I can tell you people will be shocked at what’s coming if they win!

Wayne
4 months ago

I guess you have to vote for him to find out what his platform is. That’s the democrat way. Except that I already know what his platform is, which is why I;m voting for Donald J. Trump!

ONTIME
4 months ago

The Gaffer has now put himself between a rock and a hard place, Vote for Me and I will tell you what I am going to do, not exactly the American way of electing a candidate to office…..China Joe will not reveal his stance on Packing the courts, he will not comment on Nancy Pee’s plan to amend the 25th amendment, major Constitutional change and defines the political power structure………Speak up Gaffer or you will literally piss away any chance of being elected and your chances are not that good as it is……You can fool some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time….AL……MAGA is the goal….America for Americans is a fact…………….

Gary Simmons
4 months 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.

J Mc
4 months 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.

Rich
4 months ago

No one has pulled Sleepy Joe’s strings yet to inform him of the best politically correct answer. If he’s elected Nancy will tell him what to say or maybe Ocasio or Bernie or Omar or………

Sam
4 months 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…..

Richard Farrar I
4 months ago

Think of the Biden/Harris Democratic position as a “Pyramid Scam” the few political elites promise the “WORLD” after elected and like pyramid scams the investors (VOTERS) are left out and “POORER”!

Elbert E Silbaugh
4 months 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?

N K Wood
4 months 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!”

James
4 months 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.

teresa
4 months ago

TYPICAL AIRHEAD REMARKS FROM THE DEMO QUACKS! THEY DO NOTHING BUT COMPLAIN AND HIDE OUT! THEY CAN’T ANSWER REAL QUESTIONS BC THEY DON’T WANT THEIR SUPPORTERS TO KNOW THE REAL DEM (THEM) PEOPLE WAKE UP!!! THEY ARE SCREWING YOU OVER

Kimberlee P
4 months 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 mouth of hers. She is embarrassing! On the other hand we have an amazing President who is a Constitutionist and loves our Country. President Trump deserves to be honored and respected. Hideous Obama nearly destroyed this country. I thank God everyday for Trump! I am so bored with the paid terrorists pretending to be protestors and their 3rd grade mentality. Disrespecting and threatening our President and Vandalism should never be tolerated. The Democrats have always been hateful and vicious. It is time my fellow Republicans to stand up, get tough and fight back. I voted for Trump in the last election and I will vote for Trump again!

Bob L.
4 months ago

Another Democratic style “You have to vote for it (me) to see what’s in store.”
That’s as big of a red flag that can ever be to vote against something or someone.

thomas young
4 months 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.

teresa
4 months ago
Reply to  thomas young

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF TRUMP DIDN’T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS! WHY DO WE STAND FOR THIS NONSENSE FROM THE DEMS. WHY DO THEY EVEN HAVE SUPPORTERS OTHER THAN TO HATE THIS PRESIDENT – WHICH ISN’T GOOD ENUF

Willy
4 months 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!

Paul
4 months 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.

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