A reporter from KTNV Las Vegas, Nevada 13 Action News asked Joe Biden about packing the Supreme Court. The reporter said,
“Sir, I’ve got to ask you about packing the courts. I know that you said yesterday that you aren’t going to answer the question until after the election. But this is the number one thing I’ve been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days.”
Joe Biden answered, “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.”
The reporter pressed, “Well sir don’t the voters deserve to know-“
Biden cut him off and said, “No! They don’t deserve to know. I’m not gonna play his game. He’d love me to talk about-and I’ve already said something on court packing…”
Joe Biden refuses to give a direct answer on his position of packing the Supreme Court, that in itself seems like a direct answer.
At the Vice Presidential debate, Vice President Mike Pence asked Kamala Harris to give a direct answer about packing the courts. She laughed it off and Pence asked her a second time. Again she laughed and dodged the question by speaking about something else. Mike Pence turned to the camera and said to the American people that we have our answer, by refusing to give a definitive yes or no, they’ve essentially told us that yes they will pack the courts.
Democrats are in a frenzy that the President is fulfilling his Constitutional obligation to nominate a new Justice to the Supreme Court after the vacancy left by the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump has officially nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court and her confirmation hearing will be held next week, which is likely to pass as several Republicans have already said they will vote to confirm. Democrats are blaming the election, saying it’s far too close to Election Day for a new Justice appointment. But as Kayleigh McEnany said, “Where in the Constitution does it say the President stops being the President in an election year?”
Watch the exchange with Biden below:
Sources: Twitter, Vice Presidential Debate; Photo- Spectrum News