Joe Biden Refuses to Answer Court Packing Question Until After He Becomes President

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 22, 2020   |   10:16AM   |   Washington, DC

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden today said he will not answer the question of whether he will pack the Supreme Court until after he possibly becomes president. The abortion advocate has angered Americans with his constant refusal to say if he would try to add more liberal activists to the Supreme Court as a move of retribution in response to the Senate’s likely confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.

In an interview this morning, Biden announced that he he won’t give an answer on court packing until at least 180 days after he becomes president and he receives a recommendation from a supposedly “bipartisan” commission on changing the Supreme Court.

His announcement came during an interview with 60 Minutes, where he said such a commission would evaluate numerous options, including packing the court.

“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission – a bipartisan commission … and I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system … it’s not about court packing,” he said. “There’s a number of alternatives that go well beyond court packing.”

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Biden’s comments come on the same day the Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously 12-0 to send Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate floor.

Earlier this month, Joe Biden said voters “don’t deserve to know” if he would pack the Supreme Court with a bunch of liberal activists who would keep abortion on demand legal for decades to come.

And last week, at his town hall, Biden continued to dodge questions about his position on court packing when asked about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. But the pro-abortion former vice president did eventually appear to support packing the court if the Senate confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

George Stephanopoulos asked Biden: “If the Senate votes on Coney Barrett’s nomination before the election, you are open to expanding the court?”

“I’m open to considering what happens from that point on,” Biden replied.

“Don’t voters have a right to know where you stand?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“They do have a right to know where I stand, and they’ll have a right to know where I stand before they vote,” Biden said.

Asked if he would come out with a “clear position” before Election Day, he added: “Yes. Depending on how they handle this.”

By “how they handle this,” Biden indicated he meant it had to do with Barrett’s nomination and he said “It depends on how much they rush this.”

Regardless of whether he pushes to pack the Supreme Court or not, Biden will only name Supreme Court justices who are committed to keeping unlimited abortions in place, meaning another 62 million babies will die from abortion.