First Kamala Harris dodges a question about court-packing and now Joe Biden is silent too.
A reporter in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday asked Biden if he would decide to add more judges to the Supreme Court.
Biden replied by saying “You’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over.”
There’s a reason he’s not giving an answer.
It’s because he will pack the court if he’s elected.
"You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over." pic.twitter.com/uYEXZHHAp1
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 8, 2020
Pack the court – will we ever get an answer… from Harris/Biden?
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) October 8, 2020
This isn’t his first time avoiding the question.
Here’s a short video of all the times Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have dodged answering the question of whether they will pack the Supreme Court or not.
TedCruz: RT @newsmax: WILL BIDEN PACK THE COURT?: "The American people deserve a straight answer"
— nicole schlinger (@nschlinger) October 8, 2020
LA Times didn’t waste any time and had this to say:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused Thursday to say whether he supported increasing the size of the Supreme Court, staying mum on an idea gaining currency among Democrats who believe court vacancies have been unfairly filled by President Trump to solidify a conservative majority.
“They’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” Biden told reporters in Phoenix, where he was campaigning with his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, the day after she debated Vice President Mike Pence, who also traveled to Arizona to campaign.
Before beginning his campaign swing, Biden told reporters he would not comment on the controversial court-expansion idea — dubbed “court-packing” mostly by its critics — because doing so would distract attention from his preferred focus on how the Senate was rushing action on Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee within weeks of election day.
What a scam. But we already know the Biden-Harris plan. Pack the Court. Pack the Senate. Rig our democracy. https://t.co/FI8fAReQTS
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 8, 2020
Biden and Harris are going to pack the court whether Barrett is confirmed or not.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 8, 2020
Fox News covered the story too:
Joe Biden is receiving rare criticism from the mainstream media over his latest refusal to say whether or not he is in favor of court-packing.
Speaking to reporters in Phoenix on Thursday, the Biden-Harris ticket stuck with their answer of not answering.
“You’ll know my opinion of court-packing when the election’s over!” Biden exclaimed. “Now look, I know it’s a great question and I don’t blame you for asking, but you know the moment I answer, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that other than focusing on what’s happening now.”
At this point the answer is clear, Biden/Harris will attempt to pack the court if they win.
— Will Cain (@willcain) October 8, 2020
Biden/Harris still refusing to answer whether they would pack the Supreme Court – a non-answer is an answer.
Packing the court is the single most important issue in this election. https://t.co/TQyHfMOEAk
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) October 2, 2020