Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are refusing to answer whether they would be willing to pack the Supreme Court. They refuse to answer, but we are told that Kamala Harris admitted to a NYT writer that she was open to packing the Supreme Court. New York Times reporter Alexander Burns is saying that in 2019, Harris told him she was open to the idea.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2020
Burns made his comments after Biden said yesterday:
You’ll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over.”
“You know, the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that, other than focusing on what’s happening now. The election has begun. There’s never been a court appointment once an election has begun.”
Of course Biden lied. In fact, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed just 46 days before a presidential election. 29 people have been nominated for the Supreme Court in a presidential election year. The only judge who was confirmed while the party in the White House was different from the one leading the Senate, but that was way back in about 1882.
Harris dodged Vice President Mike Pence’s questions about her position regarding court packing during this week’s vice presidential debate. And tried instead to put the onus on the Trump administration.
“Let’s talk about packing the court then,” Harris said. “So, the Trump-Pence administration has been – because I sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Susan, as you mentioned, and I’ve witnessed the appointments, for lifetime appointments to the federal courts, district courts, Courts of Appeal. People who are purely ideological people who have been reviewed by legal professional organizations and found to be not competent, are substandard.
And do you know that of the 50 people who President Trump appointed to the Court of Appeals for lifetime appointments, not one is Black? This is what they’ve been doing. You want to talk about packing a court? Let’s have that discussion.”
A new poll out this week shows that the American people are against packing the court. That’s why Harris and Biden refuse to answer the question. They will pack the court but they won’t admit it until it’s too late for the voters to stop it.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 9, 2020
The Washington Examiner reported:
Only 1 in 3 registered voters favor a Democratic proposal to expand the Supreme Court in order to install a liberal majority, according to a new poll. A Washington Examiner/YouGov poll found that 47% oppose growing the Supreme Court beyond its current nine members, while only 34% back the idea, popularly known as ‘court-packing.’”