(ThePatriotSource.com)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to double down on his refusal to admit whether or not he supports packing the courts, telling journalists this week that he will only tell the public his opinion after the election.
It comes after the Democratic nominee refused to answer the question during the first presidential debate, and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris refuses several times to offer an answer during her debate with Vice President Mike Pence.
Speaking to reporters in an air hanger, Joe Biden awkwardly dodged the question yet again – but this time, he was even more brazen about it.
“You’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” he said. “Now look, I know it’s a great question and I don’t blame you for asking, but you know the moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that other than focusing on what’s happening now.”
Yes, Joe. That’s how the media works, and it’s how campaigning works. You tell the public what you intend to do, the media reports on it, and then the voters decide whether or not to vote for you.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 8, 2020
There are good reasons for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to avoid answering this question. The first one is that voters don’t support it. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Washington Examiner found that 47% of Americans oppose court packing and only 34% – roughly one third – of Americans support it.
Not only that, but public opinion is leaning in favor of the Republicans and President Donald Trump in their plans to confirm Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Another reason Biden would want to avoid answering the question is the fact that his vice-presidential pick has already admitted she’s open to it.
Last year, speaking to the New York Times, Harris was one of a minority of Democratic candidates to say she was open to the discussion of packing the courts.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 8, 2020
Packing the courts means appointing more justices to the highest court in the land to change the country based on radical ideas that would not normally be deemed constitutional.
Voters should probably know whether a candidate they’re voting for supports it or not.