Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris is done with the speculation about whether or not the Biden/Harris administration plans to attempt to pack the Supreme Court if they win in November.
Harris ended the attempts to get her to commit to a position on packing the court, saying during a Monday interview that she is “with Biden 1,000%” on refusing to answer questions about plans to expand the court.
MSNBC Host Lawrence O’Donnell asked Harris: “If Judge Barrett is confirmed and the Democrats have control of the Senate next year and the White House and the House of Representatives, should the Supreme Court be expanded?”
Joe’s been very clear that he is going to pay attention to the fact — and I’m with him on this 1,000% — pay attention to the fact that right now, Lawrence, people are voting. They’re voting. This is not — some can debate about, election year, should a sitting president be allowed or able to nominate someone to the United States Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment.
This is not even an election year. This is like — we’re actually in the election. People started voting. People have been voting. Almost a million Americans have voted. People will be voting next week. People will be voting up until Election Day, and they have a right, in an election, to elect their next president, who then will make the decision about who will be the nominee.
Biden refused to confirm or deny whether he will attempt to pack the court if he wins in November, saying last week that he won’t “answer the question” because it will “shift all the focus” from the “the issue at hand.”
Biden has previously repudiated suggestions to expand the court, but with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and Amy Coney Barrett’s subsequent nomination to the court, Democrats have escalated calls for retaliation.