At the first presidential debate, Joe Biden refused to answer if he’d pack the Supreme Court if Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed. At the vice-presidential debate, Kamala Harris told a nice (if fictitious) story about Abraham Lincoln rather than answer the question. Biden has said that answering the question would be “playing Trump’s game.”
It’s remarkable to us, but the media (usually the local media) keeps asking Biden about packing the court, and as Twitchy reported earlier, Biden told a reporter in Las Vegas that voters “don’t deserve” to know whether he’ll pack the court if President Trump gets his way.
First, he says voters don’t deserve to know when they go to the polls, and then he says it’s “not constitutional” for Trump to nominate Barrett because voting has already started. Furthermore, it’s the Republicans who are doing the court-packing.
Biden: The only court packing that’s going on right now is going on with Republicans pic.twitter.com/sMpIqQYxfq
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) October 10, 2020
Asked if the public deserves to know his view on court packing before the election, @JoeBiden dodges, noting that the GOP is rushing Judge Coney Barrett's nomination.
"The only court packing going on right now is going on with the Republicans," he said. "It's not constitutional"
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) October 10, 2020
Biden: “Its not constitutional what they’re doing.” https://t.co/LW8HS1fJAE
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) October 10, 2020
— Dr. Roger and 27 other doctors (@Roger247Again) October 10, 2020
Fact check: it is explicitly constitutional
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) October 10, 2020
Other than it being literally 100% constitutional…
— Cosmonaut (@_cosmonaut1) October 10, 2020
A sitting president filling a Supreme Court vacancy is not constitutional?
— Curious1 (@kuriouswabbit) October 10, 2020
Going to need a fact check on that
— Not Sure (@DaCount6) October 10, 2020
Uhhh what specifically is unconstitutional? Did anyone care to follow up on that completely fabricated lie?
— JoeyMags (@josephm1919) October 10, 2020
Dems are trying to change the meaning of the phrase “court packing” to confuse voters. Appointing a justice to an open seat is obviously not the same thing as adding new seats entirely. It’s insulting that the media allows him to get away with this trick.
— Right Ghost (@RightGhost) October 10, 2020
He’s losing, and you can see it.
— Cville-ian (@Lalvahoo) October 10, 2020
We saw it out on the campaign trail when Biden’s team couldn’t ensure everyone who showed up at one of his town halls was a supporter; he gets ticked when hit with questions he doesn’t want to answer — it’s about time the media pitched in so we can see Biden angry and defensive again.
Biden is pathetic. Total weakness not to answer
— JohnSaw11218270 (@JohnSaw11218270) October 10, 2020
His answer is to project and say that Republicans are packing the courts, and doing it unconstitutionally to boot.
Who let Biden talk? Nobody said he could talk unsupervised. His handlers have a lot to answer for. Can they impose a retrospective lid?
— Phil Di Valerio (@phil_di_valerio) October 10, 2020
Joe Biden tells local reporter his viewers ‘don’t deserve’ answer to court-packing question and they’re ‘probably Republicans’ https://t.co/QV1dUVzxYE
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 10, 2020