Joe Biden has not done enough to answer the Democrats’ most important question.
So they decided to take matters into their own hands.
Now, this Democratic senator made this one threat that has the Supreme Court on edge.
Senator Chris Coons recently appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” segment, hosted by Jake Tapper.
On CNN, he stated that he is trying to pick up where Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden left off.
He has said he is “open” to packing the Supreme Court should Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed.
“Like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court, but we have a few weeks here to see whether there are four Republicans who will step back from this precipice. It is President Trump who has pressed for this nominee so he can have a key vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic. It is the Republican majority that’s responsible for racing forward with this extreme, unqualified nominee—unqualified because of her extreme judicial philosophy.”
“That’s who should be bearing the brunt at the ballot box in this election, that they’re doing this to get someone on the court just in time, a week after the election, to take away critical health care protections from a majority of Americans. We need to focus on that, and then if we happen to be in the fact-pattern where we have a President Biden, we’ll have to look at what the right steps are to rebalance our federal judiciary.”
Of course, Biden has been talking about packing the court since Barrett was nominated.
Since then, he has consistently flip-flopped back and forth between claiming now is the time to carry out his plan and “there will never be a time” to carry out this plan.
Biden understands that if he commits to packing the court, he will lose a significant portion of his less radical supporters.
Thus, he has maintained a flimsy stance on the issue.
During his interview with ABC on October 15th, George Stephanopoulos – the host – asked Biden to give a straight answer about the issue to the American people.
Biden’s first answer was incredibly vague, so Stephanopoulos pushed him to clarify.
“I don’t know anybody who’s gone on the floor that’s been a controversial justice in terms of making fundamentally or altering the makeup of the court that’s gone through in a day kind of thing. I mean, it depends on how much they rush this.”
“And you think about it, George, here you got a lot of people not [being] able to pay their mortgage, not being able to put food on the table, not being able to keep their business open, not being able to do anything to deal with what’s going on in terms of the economy as a consequence of COVID, and they have no time to deal with that—but they have time to rush this through.”
Biden is determined to not give the public a straight answer until the last possible second, presumably when most of the votes are in already.