During tonight’s Presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace actually held Joe Biden accountable and explicitly demanded an answer from Joe Biden over whether or not he would support expanding the Supreme Court if elected President. Biden’s response?
“Whatever the position I take, that will become the issue.”
Biden doesn’t seem to understand that that’s the entire point of a debate, refusing to draw any heat from the American public. Biden quickly segued into a lame argument that the American people should be the ones deciding which President gets to fill the vacant seat.
“I’m not elected for three years. I’m elected for four years,” Trump shot back, plainly pointing out that it’s still within his term and the people did already decide.
Even when Trump continually pressed “Are you gonna pack the court?” to Joe, Biden refused to answer or commit to any of his motivations. As a Presidential candidate, that is simply unacceptable.
Joe Biden is asked if he would expand the size of the Supreme Court:— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 30, 2020
"Whatever the position I take, that will be the issue." pic.twitter.com/ZVKl2HYsrm
BIDEN: “Never before in our nation’s history has a Supreme Court justice been nominated and installed while a presidential election is already underway. It defies every precedent.”pic.twitter.com/g6mnm9iyI2— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 27, 2020
In an ironic touch of fate, Joe Biden said in 2017 of Trump’s then-nominees for the Supreme Court:
Joe Biden in 2017 on President Trump's Supreme Court nominees:— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 30, 2020
"In my view, [senators] are required to give the nominee a hearing and a vote."
"I think the Democrats should … see who they nominate and vote on them.” #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/nVEKtjIkC0
“I think the Democrats should… see who they nominate and vote on them.”
It makes you wonder what made Joe change his mind in such a short span of time? Just years ago, he demanded of Trump to see his list of nominees but in a similar situation, is now refusing.
Biden called the nomination of a Supreme Court justice during election year “unprecedented”. It’s easy to check records and see that it’s actually happened many times before already.
Bluntly, Biden’s unwillingness to not say he won’t pack the courts is what’s unprecedented – and should alarm potential voters tuning in on the fence to his true character.
Pres. Trump responding to former Vice Pres. Biden's criticism on him trying to fill vacant Supreme Court seat: "I'm not elected for three years. I'm elected for four years." https://t.co/k3tcWItnRn #Debates2020 pic.twitter.com/prNAE2ovuU— Nightline (@Nightline) September 30, 2020