Joe Biden finally came clean on the Supreme Court. And his answer is bad news for America
Joe Biden’s had difficulties answering questions on whether or not he supports packing the Supreme Court with additional liberal justices.
At first, Biden claimed voters didn’t deserve to know the answer to that question.
But in a town hall, Joe Biden finally came clean on the Supreme Court. And his answer is bad news for America.
Joe Biden tried to evade questions on court packing by claiming, “I have not been a fan of court-packing.”
Moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Biden point blank, “So, you’re still not a fan?”
Biden responded that his position on court packing would hinge on how Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation turned out.
“Well, I’m not a fan — it depends on how this turns out,” Biden added, “how it’s handled.”
When asked what “how it’s handled” meant, Biden basically said if she was confirmed or not.
“There’s actually real, live debate on the floor if people are really going to be able to have a time to go through this,” said Biden, flailing at having his non-answer challenged. “You know, I don’t know anybody who’s gone on the floor and just — and that’s been a controversial justice in terms of making, fundamentally altering the makeup of the court that has gone through in a day kind of thing.”
If Barrett is confirmed and Bidens win the White House, Biden said, “I’m open to considering what happens from that point on.”
And that means Joe Biden will sign legislation expanding the Supreme Court by adding up to six additional liberal justices.
That should not be surprising.
Joe Biden said when he selected a running mate he wanted someone who shared his values.
And in the Democrat primary, Kamala Harris said she too was open to court packing.
But this issue still has the potential to trip up Biden, which is why he wants to avoid it all costs.