(Right Country) – Over the weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden accidentally revealed, as he said, that no, voters don’t deserve to hear the answer on whether he will pack the court if he is elected POTUS.
He caught himself as he was saying it after being pressed by a local Las Vegas reporter as to whether the voters did, indeed, deserve to have an answer.
Well, President Donald Trump is calling his opponent out for who is really behind the push to pack the courts, as naturally, if Biden won’t answer with a resounding “no,” he’s pretty much already answered the question.
Trump declared that Biden has “zero chance” of standing up to the radical faction of the Democrat party that has now clearly taken complete control and wants to “pack” the SCOTUS, something which he says would “permanently destroy” the institution.
Trump pointed to a 1930s-era attempt on the part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to pack the court with justice who would support his radical New Deal plan.
“FDR’s own party told him you cannot PACK the United States Supreme Court, it would permanently destroy the Court,” he wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “But now the Radical Left Democrats are pushing Biden to do this. He has zero chance against them!”
The Daily Wire explains:
In 1937, Roosevelt tried to add justices to the court. “Largely seen as a political ploy to change the court for favorable rulings on New Deal legislation, the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, commonly referred to as the ‘court-packing plan,’ was Roosevelt’s attempt to appoint up to six additional justices to the Supreme Court for every justice older than 70 years, 6 months, who had served 10 years or more,” History.com reported.
FDR’s plan would have added one justice to the court for each justice over the age of 70. Justices and top Democratic lawmakers opposed FDR’s proposal and Congress never held a formal vote on the issue.
The U.S. Constitution set up America’s high court but did not establish how many justices should serve, leaving that up to Congress. The Judiciary Act of 1789 put the number at six; that number rose to seven in 1807 and to nine in 1837. The number rose to 10 in 1863, then dropped back down to seven in 1866. In 1869, Congress raised the number of justices to nine, where it has stood ever since.
The Democrats have been vehemently opposed to the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the court’s most liberal judge who passed away last month.
There are now just three weeks in which the Republican-controlled Senate hopes to confirm Barrett, and of course the Democrats are ready to put up a fight.
As for court-packing, Biden said on Thursday, “you’ll know my position on court-packing the day after the election.”
On Friday, a KTNV reporter told him that the issue of court-backing was “the number one thing that I’ve been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days.”
When Biden tried to evade answering yet again, the reporter Ross DiMattei asked, “Well, sir don’t the voters deserve to know…?”
“No, they don’t… I’m not gonna’ play his game, he’d love me to talk about, and I’ve already said something on court-packing, he’d love that to be the discussion instead of what he’s doing now,” Biden answered irritably.
Hear that, folks? We don’t deserve to know.