In an interview with Norah O’Donnel of 60 minutes, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden finally revealed his position on the Democrat’s “court-packing” threat, cleverly renaming it “court reform” and hoping no one would notice.
Democrats have been threatening to pack the Supreme Court since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Republicans moved forward to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the high court.
Unsurprisingly, Democrats want to change the rules or norms of the Senate and the Supreme Court because they cannot stop Barrett’s confirmation. Barrett’s confirmation will shift the court to a 6-3 constitutionalist majority.
Biden has been cagey for weeks, saying that he doesn’t want his policy on “court-packing” to influence voters, even going so far as to say voters don’t have a right to know what he would do as president.
However, after weeks of speculation and stonewalling, Biden finally admitted that he believes the Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process needs reform. Biden justified meddling with the court system, saying that “presidents come and go, but Supreme Court justices stay for generations.”
Biden said, should he win, he will appoint a national bi-partisan commission to study “court reform” for 180 days because the judicial system is “out of whack.”
In a stunning reversal, Biden revealed that he doesn’t believe that the majority party in Congress should get what they want. Biden told O’Donnell that, “The last thing we need to do is to turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want.” (House Republicans should try that argument with Nancy Pelosi)
Democrats in Congress were very willing to turn everything into a political issue, including the COVID pandemic, to get “whatever they want.” If the Democrats were in control of the Senate they would have already rejected Barrett’s nomination because that is what they want.
Joe Biden caves to the radical left, gets on board with destroying the Judicial branch: “Go well beyond [court] packing.” pic.twitter.com/KBeuav3gEK
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 22, 2020