Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden finally announced his plans for the future of the court system on Thursday morning.
“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative,” Biden told CBS News. “And I will ask them to over 180 days come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled. And it’s not about court packing. There’s a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated and I’d look to see what recommendations that commission might make.”
Biden’s statement comes as he has refused to state whether he supports packing the courts and has stated that voters do not deserve to know if he will do so. Top Democrats such as Sen. Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), and other prominent Democrats, have stated that court packing is an option when it comes to what Democrats claim is “court reform.”
When asked by CBS News if his proposed national commission will “study this issue about whether to pack the court,” Biden said, “No, whether — there’s a number of alternatives that are — go well beyond packing.”
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 22, 2020
The majority of Americans oppose court-packing, according to a left-leaning poll released this week.
“A majority of Americans oppose calls for Democrats to pack the Supreme Court with additional justices if Republican succeed in confirming Amy Coney Barrett and Joe Biden wins the presidency, according to a recent poll of likely voters,” Fox News reported. “Among likely voters, 58 percent said Democrats should not look to increase the size of the Supreme Court, according to the results of a poll conducted from Oct.15-18 by The New York Times and Siena College. Just 31 percent said they were in favor of court-packing, while 11 percent of responders were undecided.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice