During Tuesday night’s presidential debate Democrat Joe Biden refused to dismiss threats from Democratic Party leaders to pack the Supreme Court should they gain control of the
House, Senate and White House.
“It’s a legitimate question,” said Biden, “but let me tell you why I’m not going answer that question. Because it will shift the focus, that’s what he wants, he never wants to talk about the issue at hand and he always tries to change the subject. Let’s say I answer that question, then the whole debate's gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say, Biden said he would or wouldn’t.”
After Trump continued to press him Biden’s final word on the subject was, “Will you shut up, man?”
CHQ translation of Biden-speak: C’mon man, of course I’m gonna pack the court.
As our friend Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network tweeted:
Joe Biden continues to dodge, weave, and refuse to commit that he will not pack the Supreme Court, as the leftist extremists in his party are demanding.
Democrats want to replace our current Supreme Court with a liberal super-legislature, stacked with politicians-turned-judges in the mold of AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. All with lifetime appointments, rewriting the law and Constitution.
Left-wing groups have already issued a proposed SCOTUS list and it's loaded with progressive activists. Have no doubt, the so called “judges” on a future Biden Supreme Court/super-legislature will rubber stamp a radical liberal agenda, circumventing the democratic process.
Answer the question, Mr. Biden. Are you going to say "no" to court packing and destroying the institution of the Supreme Court?
Joe Biden doesn’t have to answer, because his running mate, soon to be President Sen. Kamala Harris, already has, stating, “everything is on the table,” including packing the Supreme Court.
And although Biden claims that he is the Democrat Party, other Democrats haven’t been shy about stating the Party’s position:
SEN. RICHARD BLUEMENTHAL (D-CT): “If Republicans recklessly & reprehensibly force a SCOTUS vote before the election—nothing is off the table.”
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-CT):“There are lots of options here …and I don't want to lock in on one.”
SEN. ED MARKEY (D-MA): “Mitch McConnell set the precedent. No Supreme Court vacancies filled in an election year. If he violates it, when Democrats control the Senate in the next Congress, we must abolish the filibuster and expand the Supreme Court.”
SEN. MAZIE HIRONO (D-HI): “This is long overdue court reform as far as I'm concerned, and I have been thinking about court reform and what we can do regarding the Supreme Court to make it so much more objective. And so, this is not something that a lot of us have not thought about but on the other hand, but after the election we will only have a serious discussion about any of these things if the Democrats take back the Senate.”
SEN. BRIAN SHATZ (D-HI): “We have to learn how to take one battle at a time…We have to try to win this one, if we can, and I'm not giving up on this. And then failing that, we have to win the Senate and the presidency. And then we'll evaluate our options.”
SEN. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-MD): “I’ve always said I’m open, even before this seat opened, to consider structural changes in the United States Senate… So those reform possibilities were on the table before we got to this point with the Supreme Court Justice opening and they will remain on the table afterwards.”
SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN (D-MA): “Well, Chuck is right. As he said, everything should be on the table. And we will use everything we've got.”
SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE NANCY PELOSI (D-CA): “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now …”
REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D-NY): “we should leave all options on the table, including the number of Justices that are on the Supreme Court.”
REP. JERRY NADLER (D-NY): “If Sen. McConnell and @SenateGOP were to force through a nominee during the lame duck session—before a new Senate and President can take office—then the incoming Senate should immediately move to expand the Supreme Court.”
FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: “In response to a question, Attorney General Holder said that given the unfairness, unprecedented obstruction, and disregard of historical precedent by [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans, when Democrats retake the majority they should consider expanding the Supreme Court to restore adherence to previously accepted norms for judicial nominations.”
Joe Biden refused to answer the question on packing the Supreme Court in the first presidential debate because the former vice president is "afraid of alienating his far-left flank" and losing the election, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told "Fox & Friends" Wednesday.
The senator, who made President Trump's Supreme Court nominee list, claimed a packed court would mean losing the right to religious freedom and Second Amendment rights, using tax dollars for abortion-on-demand up to the ninth month of pregnancy, and taking over a home to give it to a giant corporation to use as a parking lot, as a few examples.
"That's what Joe Biden is dodging," Cotton explained.
We urge CHQ readers and friends to go to their social media accounts and contact Joe Biden through Twitter @JoeBiden or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joebiden/ tell Joe Biden you know his refusal to state his position on packing the Supreme Court means he plans to do just that and you plan to vote for President Trump because you don’t want to put America in the hands of an unelected Super Legislature.
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