Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden wants to pack the Supreme Court. He has actively avoided revealing his position on the issue on the campaign trail, a sign that he does indeed support adding justices to the bench, but is now openly signalling that stance to voters and his hopeful Democratic colleagues.
In a clip from an upcoming interview segment with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, Biden said he wants to establish a commission to evaluate “how to reform the court system” because it is “getting out of whack.”
“What I will do is I’ll put together a national commission, bipartisan commission of scholars constitutional scholars — Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative — and I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack,” Biden said.
While Biden insists that “it’s not about court-packing,” and that there are “a number of other things” scholars have debated, he fails to elaborate what other types of changes he would make.
“There’s a number of alternatives that go well beyond packing,” Biden insisted, without offering any indication as to what they might be.
“It is a live ball,” Biden said. “We’re gonna have to do that,” he added, claiming “a lot of conservative constitutional scholars” would agree with him.
The sneak peek clip ends with Biden claiming he doesn’t want the Supreme Court to be political and yet, stating that the court as is would not be satisfactory for him if elected.