Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden just made it official — voters need to say “goodbye” to any hope that he will confirm or deny any of his plans in regard to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Donald Trump is picking up momentum from his forthcoming nomination for the SCOTUS to replace Justice Ginsburg’s now-vacant seat. Biden is taking the opposite tack, refusing to reveal his stance on who should be nominated, and whether or not he will support packing the court if he wins in November.
Democrats reacted to Donald Trump’s announcement that he will nominate a replacement by exploding in cries to pack the court with additional liberal judges to offset the impending conservative majority.
However, Biden refused to give his base the satisfaction of knowing that he has any intention of doing so, telling a Wisconsin news station on Tuesday that he “will not answer the question” of whether or not he will attempt to pack the court.
“It’s a legitimate question,” Biden responded when asked if he would support adding additional judges to the court. “But let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question: Because it will shift the whole focus. That’s what he wants,” Biden continued, referring to President Trump.
“He never wants to talk about the issue at hand. He always tries to change the subject. But let’s say I answer that question, then the whole debate’s going to be: well, Biden said or didn’t say. Biden said he would or wouldn’t.”
Biden did not expand upon what the actual issue at hand could possibly be if not the debate over the Supreme Court sparked by Justice Ginsburg’s untimely death.
Several radical Democrats have begun a major push to pack the Supreme Court if Trump succeeds in confirming a third SCOTUS justice. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) said on Tuesday that packing the court is “long overdue court reform,” and argued that it would make the court “so much more objective.”