On Thursday night, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden said during his ABC town hall that he was "open" to filling the Supreme Court with additional judges if he wins in November.
Joe Biden is now saying "I'm open" to the Supreme Court packing.
Another proof that Joe is totally committed to the radical left. # BidenTownHallpic.twitter.com / J1Ztdiz9TB
– Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 16, 2020
CONNECTED: Flashback: Biden calls Supreme Court packing a "bonehead idea"
Biden on Packing The Supreme Court: "I'm Open"
ABC News' George Stephanopoulos raised the question.
“I wasn't a fan of court wrapping because I think this will only generate what will happen to anyone who wins. It just moves in a way that is inconsistent with what will be manageable, ”Biden said.
Stephanopoulos replied: "So you are still not a fan?"
Biden went on, citing ongoing affirmation from Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, "Well, I'm not a fan, it depends on how this turns out, not how he wins, but how it's handled," said Biden.
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"So if you vote on it before the election?" Stephanopoulos asked Biden.
"I'm open to speculation as to what happens from this point on," Biden replied.
He did not elaborate on what he meant by "how" the Senate's confirmation process "treated".
Biden's "openness" to the Supreme Court packing, which he expressed on Thursday night, seems to contradict what he said in 2005 when he labeled the court packing a takeover.
If we don't win, the radical left will destroy our country. Biden refuses to answer questions about packing the SCOTUS! Dems will pack the court up with radical left judges who will crush the # 2A, empower violent mobs, and protect terrorists and violent criminals! pic.twitter.com/qUrjRM6MTp
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020
Biden defied the idea of court packaging
Describing the FDR's infamous attempt to pack the court over the court's objections to its unconstitutional New Deal programs, Biden took a very strong stance against court pack.
Biden in 2005:
“It was in this environment that Roosevelt – I remember that old adage about distortion of power and absolute distortion of power – which I believe has been distorted by power, revealed his trial plan.
He wanted to increase the number of judges to 15 and allow himself to appoint these additional judges.
It took an act of courage on the part of his own party to defend himself institutionally against this takeover. "
Biden called food packaging a "bonehead" idea during the Reagan administration in 1983.
Biden flip flops on whether voters “deserve” to know his position
Biden now also claims that he would actually give voters his stance on court wrapping ahead of the election.
This is in stark contrast to Biden's comments earlier this month.
Previously, Biden said voters do not need to know his packing stance in court and will find out after the election if he wins in November.
After @KamalaHarris refused to answer whether a Biden-Harris administration would grab the Supreme Court, @JoeBiden refused to answer again Thursday in Phoenix.
Biden said, "You will hear my opinion about packing in court when the election is over."
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– KUSI News (@KUSINews) October 8, 2020
CONNECTED: Biden refuses to reveal his stance on packing the Supreme Court until after the election
"You will know my opinion on court wrapping when the election is over," Biden told reporters for the New York Post.
In another weird interview, Biden said voters didn't deserve to know his stance on court packaging.
👀 Joe Biden tells a reporter that American voters "don't deserve" to know his position on the Supreme Court packing. pic.twitter.com/rEmv2Q08JT
– Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 10, 2020
Last night, Biden said that he would actually share his stance on court wrapping with voters ahead of the election.
Biden said, "You have the right to know where I will be and you have the right to know where I am before you vote."