Over the last two weeks, Republican leadership has furiously attempted to push through the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This is, of course, despite the fact that many of the same lawmakers said in 2016 that a Supreme Court justice shouldn’t be voted on during an election year.Rather than trying to explain why they are pushing though the nomination, Republicans have instead pivoted to accusing Democrats of attempting to expand the Supreme Court. When asked about the accusation on Saturday, Joe Biden told reporters to look at what Mitch McConnell has been doing.
Reporters caught Biden coming off a plane over the weekend. When queried about court packing, the Democratic nominee responded, “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.”
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
The topic was an important one during Wednesday nights debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. Pence repeatedly pressed Harris over whether or not Democrats would look to expand the Supreme Court. Harris largely ignored the questions.
Since Donald Trump has taken office, Republicans have furiously moved to fill life-time court nominations. Many of the candidates put forward have been extremely underqualified for their positions.
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