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Politics Biden Refuses to Say Whether He Backs Packing Court, Ending Filibuster

05:40  30 september  2020
05:40  30 september  2020 Source:   nationalreview.com

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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden refused to answer most of the questions given to him during a speech imploring Republicans not to confirm Biden was first asked if he ’d consider packing the Supreme Court if he won the election, but he dodged the question, saying his answer would

He said last week he would be open to eliminating the filibuster .Credit Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images. Eager to gain more support from Senate colleagues “ Packing the courts is a great idea when you’ re in power, not such a great idea when your political opponents are in power,” Mr. Sanders

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to say during Tuesday night’s presidential debate whether he would support adding justices to the Supreme Court or ending the filibuster should he become president.

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. © Morry Gash/Pool via Reuters Democratic nominee Joe Biden participates in the first 2020 presidential campaign debate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020.

“Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue,” Biden responded when asked by debate moderator Chris Wallace whether he would support adding justices, known as “court packing,” or ending the filibuster.

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President Trump is openly saying that he needs nine justices on the court in case any voting disputes end up there. Some progressives say they don’t need Mr. Biden to help champion changes like ending the filibuster , expanding the court or eliminating the Electoral College — at least not right now.

Biden said he wished he could have done something, even though he arranged Hill's hearing and oversaw it as chairman of the committee. But Biden refused to apologize, and instead said Booker should say sorry for attacking him . This article was updated with more background information.

“The issue is, the American people should speak. You should go out and vote,” Biden continued.

“Are you going to pack the court?” President Trump interjected. “He doesn’t want to answer the question.”

“I’m not going to answer that question,” Biden responded.

The exchange became more heated as Trump continued to interrupt the former vice president, who at one point addressed his opponent with, “Will you shut up, man?”

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