FoxNews.com reports that
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, have been mum on the question of court-packing should they win the November election, but in 1983 Biden was much more outspoken on the issue, calling it a “bonehead idea.”
Biden, then a U.S. Senator from Delaware, made the comments during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in July 1983 regarding nominations to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. At the time, Republican President Ronald Reagan had stoked controversy for attempting to replace three members of the commission.
Biden argued at the time that, although it was within the president’s right to do so, it risked damaging the credibility of the commission. He compared it to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s unsuccessful attempts in 1937 to expand the Supreme Court by six justices – in other words, pack the court.
“President Roosevelt clearly had the right to send to the United States Senate and the United States Congress a proposal to pack the court. It was totally within his right to do that. He violated no law. He was legalistically, absolutely correct,” Biden, then 40, told the committee. “But it was a bonehead idea. It was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. And it put in question, if for an entire decade, the independence of the most-significant body … in this country, the Supreme Court of the United States of America.”
The question of court-packing has been evoked in recent weeks amid President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democrats have argued that the next Supreme Court Justice ought to be decided by the winner of the November election and that Barrett’s confirmation to the court – so close to the election, no less – would unfairly cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.
With just three weeks to go until the election, Republicans have seized on the issue as a last-minute argument to voters that a Biden administration would upend norms and install liberals on an expanding Supreme Court.
Facing pressure to take a stance during a campaign swing through Phoenix on Thursday, Biden said the country would “know my position on court-packing when the election is over.”
Biden once again deflected on the court packing question on Saturday during in a campaign stop in Erie, Pennsylvania – telling reporters that should instead focus on Republican efforts to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court before Election Day.
“Look, the only court packing that’s going on right now. It’s going on with the Republicans packing the court now,” Biden said, arguing that “it’s not constitutional what they’re doing.”
Both Biden and Harris have said the Senate should wait until after the election to fill the seat. Biden has pledged to select the first Black female justice if given a chance. But he and Harris are otherwise taking pains to avoid talking about their vision for the Supreme Court’s future.
There is a reason that Biden and Harris refuse to talk about packing the court:
That reason being, because they intend to do it if they get elected as President and President-in-Waiting.
Sunday’s “Democrat lie of the day” on the morning news shows was a false equating of Trump getting his nomination for the vacant Supreme Court Justice Seat, Amy Coney Barrett, seating before the Presidential Election to the practice of “packing the court”, which actually means adding more justices to the nine who already serve on the Highest Court in the Land.
The Democrats desperately want to pack the court so that, like all fascist governments before them, they can rule with impunity.
There is nothing illegal or immoral about President Trump wishing to get Judge Barrett seated on the Supreme Court before November’s Presidential Election.
It is one of the perks of winning the Presidency.
For the last four years, the Democrat Elite have behaved as if they were still in power in Washington, D.C. and as if their embracement of the failed political ideology of Marxism was shared by the majority of Americans.
They are wrong on both counts
Their behavior has not won the hearts and minds of average Americans living between the coasts…in fact, quite the opposite.
While push poll after push poll attempt to convince the gullible among us that Biden is way in the lead in the race for the Presidency, in reality, Sleep Joe has trouble getting more than 40 people to come to one of his campaign rallies.
Could it be the fact that Biden, after suffering two aneurysms and the possible onset on dementia, and those who have put him up to this, including Dr. Jill Biden and the Democrat Elite, has underestimating the intelligence of average Americans living between the coats, just as they did in the 2016 Presidential Election?
Until He Comes,