WASHINGTON (AP/WMAL) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won’t rule out studying the addition of members to the Supreme Court as part of a commission he plans to name to look at court reforms if he’s elected. During an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” recorded Monday but not yet aired, Biden was asked if the commission would study whether to pack the court.
Biden said he would “put together a national commission of…bipartisan commission of scholars…constitutional scholars…democrats, republicans…liberals conservative… 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”.
WATCH: In an interview with Joe Biden for @60Minutes, @CBSEveningNews‘ @NorahODonnell pressed Biden on his position on so-called “court packing.” It’s a controversial proposal that would add justices to the Supreme Court, from its current nine.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) October 22, 2020
Biden says the commission’s charge would “go well beyond packing.” Biden said last week he’s “not a fan” of adding justices to the court to balance it ideologically.
“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football.. whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want. Presidents come and go…Supreme Court justices stay for generations,” Biden said.
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