Joe Biden still won’t answer on court packing: ‘Depends on how this turns out’
Joe Biden yet again on Thursday wouldn’t give a yes or no answer about whether he supports court packing when asked during a town hall on ABC airing against one with President Trump on NBC.
The Democratic presidential nominee broadly said he would come out with his position before Nov. 3 — but qualified that by saying it depended on how Senate Republicans handle the confirmation process of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“I’ll come out with a clear position before Election Day,” Biden said during his Town Hall event in Pennsylvania.
ABC News host George Stephanopoulos pointed out that the former vice president had opposed court packing in the past — yet still hadn’t given a straight answer about what he would do if elected.
“If I had answered the question directly then all the focus would be on what’s Biden going to do if he wins instead of is it appropriate what’s going on now,” Biden said, referring to the nomination of Barrett.
“I have not been a fan of court packing … I’m not a fan — but it depends on how it turns out, how it’s handled.”
Pressed on what that meant, Biden said, “if there’s actually real, live debate on the floor” of the Senate.
“It depends on how much they rush this,” Biden continued, adding that then he would be “open to considering what happens from that point on.”
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