In the primaries, Joe Biden came out strongly against the idea of court-packing – that is, adding additional justices to swing the balance of the Supreme Court.
Now that President Trump has the opportunity to nominate a conservative justice to replace liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden isn’t so sure.
Fox News reports:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday refused to say whether he supports growing calls from his party to add more members to the Supreme Court if Republicans fill a vacancy before the Nov. 3 election.
“It’s a legitimate question. But let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question: Because it will shift all the focus. That’s what he wants,” Biden told WBAY, a local TV station in Green Bay, Wis., referring to President Trump. “He never wants to talk about the issue at hand. He always tries to change the subject.”
That’s a far cry from Biden’s primary comments.
“I would not get into court-packing,” Biden said at the time. “We add three justices. Next time around, we lose control, they add three justices. We begin to lose any credibility the court has at all.”
Flip-flopping is nothing new for Biden. In fact, it’s become such a trend, that conservative commentator Benny Johnson produced a clever video in which Biden debates…himself.
Joe Biden debates his most worthy opponent — Joe Biden.
It gets awkward.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 18, 2020