Trump campaign says Harris pushing the court-packing agenda
One of President Donald Trump’s top aides took a swing at Democratic nominee Joe Biden saying he isn’t “driving the bus” for his own campaign. Trump’s deputy campaign manager, Justin Clark, says it appears that Biden’s running mate Sen. Kamala Harris is making the campaign’s decision on its court-packing stance.
“His unwillingness to answer this question is obviously an answer,” Clark said. “Joe Biden was previously opposed to packing the court. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was also opposed to court-packing. Who is in control here? Biden-Harris? Or Harris-Biden?”
Clark said that Harris has been very open in the past to looking at court-packing. During the Democrat primaries, she’s on record saying she was “open to the idea.”
“I’d just like to know who is driving the bus on court-packing,” Clark said. “The Democrats want to monkey around with a court that has been stable in size for over 150 years.”
On Friday, Biden again dodged the question of whether he supports court-packing and even said voters don’t deserve to know where he stands on the topic.
“This is the number one thing that I’ve been asked about from viewers in the past couple of days,” a reporter asked of Biden.
“You’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans who don’t want me continuing to talk about what they’re doing to the court right now,” Biden responded
The reporter pressed Biden on whether voters deserved to know his answer.
“No, they don’t.,” Biden replied. “I’m not gonna play his game, he’d love me to talk about, and I’ve already said something on court-packing. He would love that to be the discussion instead of what he’s doing now. He’s about to make a pick in the middle of an election, first time it’s ever been done, first time in history it’s ever been done.”
During last week’s vice-presidential debate, Harris dodged the question repeatedly when asked by Vice President Mike Pence. She even created her own chapter of history, claiming the President Abraham Lincoln said that appointing a Supreme Court justice during an election was the wrong thing to do.
“Joe and I are very clear the American people are voting right now, and it should be their decision about who will serve on this most important body for a lifetime,” Harris said.
The issue of court-packing comes up as Republicans are poised to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett this month.
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