Biden on whether he would pack the Supreme Court: "I’m not going to answer that question"

by Joel Abbott · Sep 30th, 2020 1:23 pm
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Last Updated Sep 30th, 2020 at 10:27 pm

Speaking at the first 2020 presidential debate on Tuesday night, Democratic nominee Joe Biden declined to say whether he would pack the Supreme Court if elected to office.

"Whatever the position I take, that will be the issue," Biden said in response to Fox News moderator Chris Wallace's question on the topic. "The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You are voting now. Vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel. Vote now. Make sure you in fact let people know."

President Trump then interrupted Biden, saying, "He's not answering the question." The two men then had a brief back-and-forth before Biden told the president to "shut up."

Biden has previously refused to answer any questions from journalists regarding court-packing or his list of who he would appoint to the court.

🔦 "Court-packing" is when a president will increase the number of Supreme Court justices in order to shift the ideological tilt of the court.


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