Joe Biden refuses to respond to court packing question


 

 

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media before boarding his campaign plane at New Castle Airport, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in New Castle, Del., en route to Erie, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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UPDATED 10:30 AM PT – Sunday, October 11, 2020

On Friday, Joe Biden was asked, yet again, if he would inform voters on whether or not he is planning to add justices to the Supreme Court. He dodged the question, prompting concern and frustration over his campaign’s lack of transparency.

A number of prominent Democrats spoke out in support of the idea following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

While Biden originally opposed court packing at the beginning of his campaign, many are now questioning if he’s changed his stance. The former vice president has consistently refused to answer the critical question, suggesting he is willing to delegitimize the third branch of government in order to use the Supreme Court as a political tool for the left.

 

Some have said court packing is a threat to citizens’ individual freedoms. Court packing was once considered so radical that when FDR proposed the idea in 1937, his own party criticized him.

Joe Biden is not the only person in his campaign who has refused to answer the question. During Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, Mike Pence asked Kamala Harris how a Biden-Harris administration would handle court packing.

She quickly changed the topic.

Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on October 12th.

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