FPI / October 11, 2020
Joe Biden said on Thursday that he won't comment on if he will pack the Supreme Court until after the election.
On Friday, the Democrat presidential candidate said voters don't deserve to know if he would support the push by leftists to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court to 15.
During a campaign stop in Arizona on Thursday in response to a reporter's question, Biden said: “You will know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over. It is 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 about that.”
Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have repeatedly refused to answer whether they support court-packing.
“Biden knows that court-packing is very unpopular and unprecedented,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham said on Thursday. “So he just punts the question. Yet, if Trump doesn’t give his minute by minute blood oxygen reading to the jackals in the White House press corps, they pounce.”
If President Donald Trump's nominee Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed by the Senate, the court would have a 6-3 conservative majority.
Trump responded to Biden's comment in an interview Thursday with Fox News host Sean Hannity: “I think what he said was so disrespectful to the process and to the people. But what that means, really, is that they’re going to do it, because obviously, that means 100 percent that’s what they’re going to do. They’re going to end the filibuster and they’re going to do things that you wouldn’t have thought.”
Vice President Mike Pence pushed Harris during Wednesday night's debate, but Harris again would not answer.
“If you didn’t figure it out last night, I will tip you off — they want to pack the Supreme Court,” Pence told supporters in Peoria during a campaign stop on Thursday.
Steve Guest, rapid response director for the Republican National Committee, said: “The American people deserve a straight answer from Joe Biden about packing the court, not this malarkey.”
On Friday, a KTNV reporter asked him again about whether he backs court packing and said: "This is the number one thing that I've been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days.”
“Well you’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans who don't want me continuing to talk about what they’re doing to the court right now,” Biden responded
“Well, sir don’t the voters deserve to know…?” reporter Ross DiMattei asked.
“No they don’t.... I'm not gonna play his game, he’d love me to talk about, and I’ve already said something on court packing, he’d love that to be the discussion instead of what he’s doing now,” Biden said, likely referring to President Trump.
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