The following article, Biden Deflects Once Again On Questions About Court Packing: ‘I’m Not Going To Play Trump’s Game’, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has once again managed to duck answering questions about whether or not he would come out in support of court packing should he win the presidency come November.
Biden was asked about this during the presidential debate Tuesday night and did not answer the question, making it clear he wouldn’t address the issue.
What he doesn’t seem to understand is that to the rest of us, a refusal to answer is itself an answer.
via Fox News:
In a local news interview with Pittsburgh’s WTAE on Wednesday, anchor Shannon Perrine pressed Biden on the issue, noting that viewers wanted her to follow up on the question that went unanswered the night before. Biden gave a similar response.
“You know, that’s exactly what they want me to talk about so we don’t talk about how they’re violating the Constitution now,” Biden said. “I’m not going to play Trump’s game. Right now, my entire focus is seeing to it that the American people get a chance – the election has already started – to have their say on who the next Supreme Court justice is. And that’s what I’m focused on.”
“The Constitution says that the American people – I taught constitutional law for over 20 years – says the American people get an opportunity to choose who they want on the Supreme Court by who they pick as their senator and their president,” said Biden, who began teaching classes at Widener University Delaware Law School in 1991.
Just for the record, the Constitution actually says absolutely nothing whatsoever about the American people having the right to choose who sits on the Supreme Court. Where Biden is getting this from is beyond me. It’s like he’s just making stuff up on the fly.
Keep in mind, the Constitution at one time didn’t even let the people choose their own senators. That was done by the state legislature. This changed due to the 17th Amendment which was passed in 1913.