(FiveNation.com)- Under intense pressure from the media and voters, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden finally buckled and (sort of) answered the question of whether or not he would pack the Supreme Court. During an interview with Kyle Inskeep on Local 12, the former vice president said that he is “not a fan” of packing the courts, the first new answer he’s given on the issue for weeks.
“Look, what I want them to focus on, as I’ve respectfully suggested, court packing is going on now,” Biden inaccurately said on Monday morning.
“Never before when an election has already begun and millions of votes already cast has it, that a supreme court nominee was put forward, had never happened before,” he said.
Biden’s comments were a reference to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump. Her nomination was entirely constitutional, as President Donald Trump was elected to serve four years as president, and under the United States Constitution is expected to nominate Supreme Court justices to the bench.
“One of the reasons is the Constitution implies that the only shot the American people get to determine who will be on a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court or federal courts is when they pick their senator and their president because the president names and the Senate advises and consents,” he added.
And, the people voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, and for the Senators who are expected to nominate her in 2018.
Biden then said that he doesn’t want to “get off on that whole issue” and said that he is “Not a fan of court packing.”
His new comment, however, doesn’t mean that he doesn’t intend to pack the courts. It is already well documented that Joe Biden does not support packing the courts, having previously called it a “bonehead idea.”
BEWARE: Democrats Push Dangerous Lie that Republicans are ‘Packing the Court’ – Push Back!
“Packing the Court” is defined as adding more than 9 Justices to the Supreme Court
Biden once Referred FDR’s plan to “Pack the Courts” as a “Bonehead Idea”
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) October 12, 2020
Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick Senator Kamala Harris has already admitted that she is “open” to the discussion of packing the Supreme Court.
FLASHBACK: In 2019, Sen. Kamala Harris tells the New York Times: “I am open to that discussion” on packing the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/hVCChfoG0J
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 8, 2020
So while Joe Biden might not be a fan, he might well go ahead and do it.