— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) October 11, 2020
Republicans, as well as the media, have been trying to get an answer from Democrats on whether they will increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, so they can pack it with liberal justices, for weeks.
VP Mike Pence tried in vain to get Sen. Kamala Harris to answer the question during last week’s debate. And the press has been asking VP Joe Biden the same question for weeks, to no avail.
Biden is again asked why voters don’t deserve to know his views on court packing. He responds: “The only court packing going on right now is going on with Republicans packing the court right now … I’m going to stay focused on it so we don’t take our eyes off the ball here.” pic.twitter.com/E9H5rIXMX2
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 10, 2020
Asked if voters deserve to know if he would pack the Supreme Court, Biden says “No, they don’t deserve” to. pic.twitter.com/uig5d14tsH
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 10, 2020
On Saturday night Democratic Senatorial Candidate Steve Bullocks of Montana confirmed the plan to the public.
“[Republicans] have been trying to politicize the [Supreme] Court every step of the way and we have to figure out ways to make it less political, so I’m open to that. And that’s anything from a judicial standards commission or we’ll look at any other thing that might be suggested including adding justices.”
Increasing the size of Supreme Court will enable Democrats to push through radical policy shifts on everything from illegal immigration to the Electoral College to culture-war issues.