Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday, refused to say whether he would back expanding the Supreme Court to add more justices.
“I am not–and… I know you’re gonna be upset with my answer, but what I’m not gonna do is play the Trump game, which is a good game he plays– take your eye off the issue before us,” Biden claimed. “If I were to say yes or no to that, that becomes a big issue,” he added. “That’s the headline here.”
On Monday, Joe Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) also refused to say if she supports packing the Supreme Court during an interview on MSNBC.
Host Lawrence O’ Donnell asked Harris, “If Judge Barrett is confirmed and the Democrats have control of the Senate next year and the White House and the House of Representatives, should the Supreme Court be expanded?”
“You know– let’s– I think that– first of all Joe Biden’s been very clear that is gonna– to pay attention to the fact, and I’m with him on this 1000 percent– pay attention to the fact that right now Lawrence, people are voting. They’re voting.”
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris went on record last year saying she might support adding additional seats to the Supreme Court, in an effort to swing the ideological balance of the judicial branch back to the left, as reported by Fox News. Continued Below
“We are on the verge of a crisis of confidence in the Supreme Court,” Harris said last March, according to Politico. “We have to take this challenge head-on, and everything is on the table to do that.”
Harris also reportedly shared similar sentiments with the New York Times, saying she was “absolutely open to” packing the court. Video Below
Senator Kamala Harris’ remarks:
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