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Biden Says He’s “Not A Fan” Of Supreme Court-Packing Plan

Biden Says He’s “Not A Fan” Of Supreme Court-Packing Plan
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Biden Says He’s “Not A Fan” Of Supreme Court-Packing Plan

Tyler Durden

Tue, 10/13/2020 – 06:48

Although there’s a solid chance that Joe Biden has already forgotten what he said, the former Vice President has finally spoken out to say he’s “not a fan” of court-packing, the progressive agenda item pushed by the Bernie Sanders left that would see a President Biden install 3 or 4 new liberal justices on the court to dilute what will soon become – upon the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett – a 6-3 conservative supermajority on the court.

Biden has infamously refused to say whether he supports – or rejects – the idea, which has been championed by progressive Dems like AOC as perhaps the only way to save Obamacare and stop the “radical catholic” ACB from overturning Roe v Wade.

The former VEEP finally coughed up an answer during an interview with WKRC-TV.

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The reason he had been reticent to discuss his views on court packing is because “I don’t want to get off on that whole issue.”

“I’ve already spoken on – I’m not a fan of court packing, but I don’t want to get off on that whole issue,” Biden said in an interview with WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. “I want to keep the focus – the president would like nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would in fact pack the court or not pack the court.”

Just one day earlier, Biden and his team had refused to comment on the issue, arguing that pushing the idea was a GOP ploy to turn moderate voters against him.

“Donald Trump and the Republicans don’t get to set the terms of this debate,” said Kate Bedingfield, Mr. Biden’s deputy campaign manager. “What we should be focused on is the vote on Nov. 3 and making sure they don’t have the opportunity to ram through a nominee,” she told CNN.

Though as Bloomberg points out, Biden – who once upon a time served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee – had expressed opposition to increasing the number of justices as recently as last year. Both Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have avoided weighing in on the issue.

One of the most heated moments from the first Trump-Biden debate erupted as Trump castigated Biden for refusing to answer on court packing and his SCOTUS nominee.

Whatever Biden said, as Ted Cruz explained in the video above that whatever Biden says, the real answer is – if Dems take the presidency and the Senate – “hell yes”.

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