Voters that are worried about whether Democrats are intending to add more justices to the Supreme Court are not any closer to a clear answer as Joe Biden again refused to provide any clarity.
When speaking to reporters at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, in Arizona on Thursday, Biden was directly asked about court-packing.
While recognizing the importance of the question and thanking the reporter for asking it, he answered: “You’ll know my position on court-packing the day after the election.”
“The moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that rather than focusing on what’s happening now. This election has begun. There’s never been a court appointment once the election has begun,” Biden added.
“I will be happy to lay out in detail what I’m going to do after that,” he emphasized.
"You'll find out what's in my platform after you vote for me." – Joe Biden
— Will Chamberlain (@willchamberlain) October 8, 2020
Fox News reports:
The former vice president once again described the question as a distraction to what he termed the main issue – the push by President Trump and the Republican majority in the Senate to quickly move before Election Day to confirm Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appeals court judge nominated by Trump to succeed liberal-leaning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
During the Democratic presidential primaries, Biden said that he opposed a move to expand – or pack – the high court. But with Democrats virtually powerless to stop the president and Senate Republicans from pushing through Barrett’s nomination ahead of the Nov. 3 election, and tilting the court’s conservative majority to 6-3, many on the left are now calling for an expansion of the court to rebalance the ideological ratio of the justices.
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Biden’s avoided answering repeated questions over whether he supports a move to expand the court – including refusing to answer a question last week as he faced off in Cleveland, Ohio, with Trump at the first presidential debate.
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— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 9, 2020