Another day, another crazy way Joe Biden tries to get out of answering a simple question.
When asked by reporters on October 10 whether, if elected, he would seek to create additional Supreme Court seats, a radical plan known as “court packing,” the former vice president replied that “[i]t’s not constitutional what they’re doing.” This baffling response apparently refers to President Trump and Senate Republicans, who are working to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
This clip spread quickly, and it is easy to see why. Many Democrats have condemned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham‘s plan to confirm Judge Barrett before the election, using adjectives like “wrong,” “hypocritical,” “shameful” and “stupid.” While these comments have no basis regarding a confirmation timeframe comparable to those of many justices who came before her, “unconstitutional” carries far more serious implications. Biden must explain what he meant by this allegation.