Where Does the Biden-Harris Ticket Stand on Court Packing?

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has refused to reject Supreme Court packing, reversing his longstanding opposition while his running-mate, Kamala Harris recently refused to answer a question about whether or not she supports expanding the size of the Supreme Court.

What is interesting is that last year Harris said she is interested in packing the Supreme Court with four liberal activists.

Bloomberg reported:

“Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said she’s open to expanding the U.S. Supreme Court, accusing Republicans of creating a “crisis of confidence” in the nation’s highest court.

“I am interested in having that conversation,” the California senator said in Nashua, New Hampshire, in response to a question about whether she favors adding as many as four seats to the court. “I’m open to this conversation about increasing the number of people on the United States Supreme Court.”

She said she’s also interested in applying term limits to the court and limiting the number of nominees for any particular president.”

It appears that Biden and Harris are being purposefully obtuse on the issue, and Americans have connected the dots. Between refusing to release a Supreme Court Nominee list and refusing to comment on court packing, most are left with the assumption that Team Biden is staying silent because their plans would be too radical for most Americans to accept.

Chris Wallace is planning a Supreme Court segment at tonight’s debate and perhaps he will be the one to finally get Biden’s stance on the record.

In the meantime, the radical Democrats who are unparalleled in their record of losing, continue to threaten our nation’s institutions:

  • Democrats have claimed that “nothing is off the table” if the Senate votes on a nominee and are even considering packing the court as a response, if they win a majority.
  • RICHARD BLUMENTHAL (D-CT): “If Republicans recklessly & reprehensibly force a SCOTUS vote before the election—nothing is off the table.”
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) threatened to expand the Supreme Court if the vacancy was filled this year.
  • MARKEY: “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.”
  • House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) immediately called for the next Senate to expand the SupremeCourt if the vacancy was filled.
  • JERRY NADLER: “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.
  • KENNEDY: “If he holds a vote in 2020, we pack the court in 2021. It’s that simple.”
  • Senator Schumer made clear nothing is off the table if the vacancy is filled.
  • SCHUMER: “Let me be clear: If Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, then nothing is off the table for next year.”