Biden attempts to clean up Supreme Court expansion answer

Biden attempts to clean up Supreme Court expansion answer 1


Joe Biden attempted to clear up his position on "court packing" — the term for adding justices to the Supreme Court in order to get more sympathetic rulings — after weeks of trying to evade the question.
At the beginning of his answer, Biden reiterated once again that he is "not a fan" of court packing but said that his position will depend on how the Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett is "handled." Asked what that means, Biden said it would be contingent on if there was a "real" debate on the Senate floor. "I'm open considering what happens from that point on," he said.
Pressed by ABC's George Stephanopoulos if voters have a right to know about his position, he said, "They do have a right to know where I stand. They have a right to know where I stand before they vote."
"So you'll come out with a clear position before Election Day?" Stephanopoulos asked.
Biden replied, "Yes. Depending on how they handle this."

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80 Comments on "Biden attempts to clean up Supreme Court expansion answer"

  1. Judges are not supposed to have like minded. They need to and only need to follow the constitution

    • @Sparky Sparky See 3:25

    • @Truth Serum Oh they will mind but there is nothing they can do about it if they lose the House, Senate and Presidency. However just as elections have consequences so do actions. The 1994 assault weapons ban and the ACA were both politically costly for Democrats. They need to tread with caution because some of their plans like court packing, making DC a state and getting rid of the Electoral College sound like an attempt to create a permanent majority.

    • @superfisher28 The Republicans certainly don’t own the House. And the ownership[ of the Senate is borderline. And it looks like the Dems will take the Presidency.
      More people now than before are in favor of public health – covid has helped make it even more critical. Most Americans want better gun control. The NRA is now a toothless tiger – thanks to Wayne Pierre stripping it for his own enjoyment.

    • @Truth Serum No one said they owned the house currently. They probably will keep the Senate and Presidency is up in the air. Polls can’t be believed after the 2016 election. You say that more people than ever want things like gun control or the ACA but I’m pretty sure you exist in a coastal liberal bubble if you think that. The NRA does have alot of issues due to poor leadership but if you think that all those members need the NRA to exist or they just forget about voting your wrong. I suggest you go on to some right wing forums. These people are ready for what they refer to as go time. What I’m afraid of is Democrats controlling the entire federal government and deciding to force their will on red states. That will surely get us closer than ever to civil war.

    • @Bryan Ie – What if the map was drawn by an idiot, in Crayon?

  2. He doesn’t need to clean anything up. The rules are the rules right? So if the democrats have all 3 chambers, they have the right to expand the court.

    • @Jason Mercado oberer fishing you think Trump and the Republican Party won’t do it if they had the opportunity? Lindsay Graham literally said he would never push a vote in an election year and he is.

    • @fred johnson Republicans already broke all the rules. They already packed the courts. We are fighting to preserve America and protect basic American conventions of middle class priority. We need to do everything possible to fight back against anti middle class Republican scum bags.

    • Ponieta Daniels | October 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      To end all this trouble we need to get rid of both parties and go with only one party devoted to the people only then all the animosity will end.They will have to work together and those not able to follow the rules can be fired and that state will have to elect another person. I betcha they’ll get their act together. Because that will give the people better control over what they’re doing and each year a grade is given according to the elected officials performance. This needs to be considered because this people are elected to work for us.And their should be higher expectations on a Presidential candidate! And everyone should be able to pass these are they shouldn’t even be considered to even run.Trump should not have even been considered because he shouldn’t have passed the back ground check but he did which is terrible and for Biden he should be pass the age limit. 65 should be the limit. We would have never been in this situation with a man like Trump not even being Presidential material. No even close.

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      Biden and Trump are virtually tied in Florida, a Mason-Dixon poll released Friday. And they are virtually tied in Arizona

      Biden holds a narrow lead over Trump in Florida, garnering 48 percent support to Trump’s 45 percent. However, his slim lead is within the survey’s +/- 4 percent margin of error, pointing to a virtual tie in the Sunshine State. Six percent remain undecided.

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    • @D11Dozer TRUMP 2020

  3. I mean if the pick gets confirmed before Biden can have a say then yes, he’ll likely expand the Supreme Court, if they somehow don’t then he won’t. It’s as simple as that

    • @Sparky Sparky basically what every person with more than 2 brain cells has been saying

    • @Winston Shore trigger warning

    • @C K
      📍Joe Biden has been a government employee for 47 years. The only time he ever insisted upon a prosecutor being fired was in Ukraine. This is the same prosecutor who was going after his son for corruption. The case against that prosecutor to make him look bad was built after he was fired. You don’t think it’s unusual the Joe Biden got involved in the termination of a prosecutor? Do you think that’s his role to interfere and if it is what about the other thousands of corrupt prosecuters on this planet? He never went after any of them. So this has everything to do with the prosecutor who was trying to go after his son. By the way that case was dropped after the 1 billion dollars was transferred.

    • @Sparky Sparky 210,000 Americans dead…. trump knew it was deadly recorded private coversatjon of him Down playing it. But noooo let’s talk about Biden’s loser son.

  4. Way to CUT IT AT “YES”

    He went on to say… depending on how “THEY HANDLE THIS!”

    • @moparmeyers it like CNN are supporting child crimes .. Biden is very creepy .. u see him smelling little girls hair .. it kind of making sense… then u have head job clinton always going supporting Biden

    • Mukheza Mukheza | October 16, 2020 at 2:35 AM | Reply

      We know what you are doing here and we see you,you people when are you going to stop?, fighting against time is like having a no one and fight to keep it in, its gonna come out sooner or later is gonna come out!,and the harder you fight it the harder the explosion you gonna get why suffer all the mess while people could just be civil and accept the truth.Its time for Equal rights now, you never complained how the Republicans are jamming through Barret,and how they have packed courts all over the countries with Conservatives Judges,these Judges rules in favour of Trump in election disputes, you think people do not know that?,people know and do no like what is being done and that is why its having an opposite effect and people are more determine now more than ever and voting in droves,many people are just tired by all this,its just too much,as per your comment about in equality on African American Judges ratio to White Judges in Courts,Yes there are a lot of Competent African American Judges but they do not get the same shot as their counter parts,and they do not want to get the job because of their skin colour (that was uncalled for),because they are capable.

    • StAttus Groov3 Tube | October 16, 2020 at 3:29 PM | Reply

      That’s what CNN does for us black folks cause we don’t know how to go watch the whole thing apparently lol

    • StAttus Groov3 Tube | October 16, 2020 at 3:34 PM | Reply

      @Anthony ViteraNo I don’t who is we? I could care less… sheesh

    • BLEXIT: Give someone a Fish to eat and He/She eat for that day. Teach someone to fish and He/She can eat everyday. Democrat kept black people dependent and dumb down but now with new information we are waking up. BLEXIT: Black exit from the democrat bondage. You don’t own us

  5. Why are democrats so apologetic about their views.

    • @Oakley Moodie strange how your taxes are lower if you dont recieve an income. Who knew.

    • Because sometimes you take a bad stand in the past and then years down the line you see what your vote does to the country.

    • StAttus Groov3 Tube | October 16, 2020 at 3:44 PM | Reply

      @Lisa Garrison Your making up words. Clown. Also they definitely said defund police all over the TV and radio Mr. Smart

    • StAttus Groov3 Tube | October 16, 2020 at 3:48 PM | Reply

      @Shawniemarie Moore Because I’m a man and men don’t catch feelings and think everything out of a man’s mouth is lies like a female. So stop crying and watch me vote Trump. Watch you whine about it while I smoke a blunt. 😎🤭

    • democrats are very good about blaming trump for everything. I love America and I am voting for Trump.

  6. … he’s not expanding the court, hes just giving Merrick Garland his hearing…😏

    • yesyes

    • Nice

    • Why is it the Dems are always expected to bend over & be the rationale side when the Republicans for decades have histroically criminally bended the law/consitiuon as they see fit & move on from it? This is why America will never progress, truly odd system across so many areas but at least its increasingly easier for all to see now…The dems in most countries around the world would be seen as semi far right.

    • @Charlie Maybe you should take a closer look at history. I share no love for Democrats or Republicans, but claiming Republicans have been the only ones bending the law and constitution is naive and blatantly false.

    • @LaserLlamas I agree the Dems did what the GOP have done over past few decades a long time ago….But recent history the lengths the GOP have to in order to supress black voters/minorities by literally redrawing maps as they see fit/ challenging results in insane ways e.g. Bush winning over Gore in Florida by 600 votes after GOP forced through suspicous & non valid ballots through courts using precedents which even they said should never be used again is insane…..oddly enough 3 of those junior lawyers at the time in Florida now sit on the Supreme Court…..The Republicans are masters at the game…almost admirable how they get away with it

  7. Uhhhh, Biden doesn’t sound like Trump when side stepping this question… court packing is NOT THE SAME as not giving an answer on QAnon and WHITE SUPREMACY. Media needs to stop drawing an equivalency here.

    • waituntilthebeep | October 16, 2020 at 3:03 AM | Reply

      And Trump has said many dozens of times he was against white supremacy and these fools REFUSE to hear him disavow it. He said it three times tonight yet they refuse to hear it.

    • Totally agree

    • @waituntilthebeep I can’t stand when Trump keeps saying he doesn’t know about QAnon. He said it again tonight. Trump doesnt know about Q despite seeing thousands of signs at his own rallies and being asked about them dozens of times! Every Joe Shmoe in America knows about Q but the President has never been briefed abiut them, despite the fact that their whole theory revolves around him being their hero. Hes such a LIAR!! He knows their lunatic, nutbags and dangerous…. but thats his basel!

    • @Allison Marie No, not every “Joe Shmoe” in American knows about QAnon. Friends and family keep asking me what they are and I don’t have an answer because I don’t know and I don’t care. The average “Joe Shmoe” gives it as much attention as they do the ‘Russia Scandal’. … Which is very little to no attention.

    • @waituntilthebeep hahah yes he was against them not been to racists

  8. Osama** the look on Gupta’s face when Cuomo accidentally said Obama and didn’t notice it. Covid brain fog is real

  9. 5:45 “Whether or not we killed Obama” LMAO I think he meant Osama

  10. Pauline Hoekman | October 16, 2020 at 1:50 AM | Reply

    Is the reason Biden equivocates because there is another ace up their sleeve if Dems control the Senate? Do I hear impeachment of a Justice anyone? Is there more evidence Kavanaugh perjured himself?

    • Spot on!

    • Democrats live for impeachment. It is all they have. Impeach Trump over the Obama administration’s Russian collusion hoax they created.

    • BLEXIT: Give someone a Fish to eat and He/She eat for that day. Teach someone to fish and He/She can eat everyday. Democrat kept black people dependent and dumb down but now with new information we are waking up. BLEXIT: Black exit from the democrat bondage. You don’t own us

  11. Professor Foxtrot | October 16, 2020 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    “His clearest answer yet”
    Not at all clear.

    • It was clear. it just wasn’t the answer you wanted.

      You biased simpletons always want simple answers to complicated issues. READ the Constitution: the authority to establish courts, and change the size of the Supreme Court, is EXCLUSIVE to CONGRESS. Presidents have nothing to do with it.

      It’s unfortunate you’re ignorant of history:

      1. Post-assassination, the CONGRESS REDUCED the number of Supreme Court seats so Lincoln’s VP Johnson couldn’t appoint to it.

      2. FDR’s court-packing “scheme” (as smeared by Republicans) DIED IN CONGRESS.

      The bottom line is that it is entirely Constitutional for the CONGRESS to expand or shrink the Supreme Court. It is only “controversial” politically:

      “Justice and the rule of law are to be ABOVE politics.” — John Adams.

      Law and politics are not the same thing. Learn the difference.

    • @J Nagarya
      Triggered. Have a cry

    • @J Nagarya His answer wasn’t clear at all. Then again Joe doesn’t think his voters should know whether or not he’ll pack the courts, so what do I know. A simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ would of sufficed.

  12. let’s be reasonable… if biden says : “i’ll pack the supreme court”… trump will say : “you see… we need to pack the supreme court even more, before i’m out” … this would become a stupid race to pack the supreme court ….

    • You have no idea what “stacking the courts means” apparently. Trump is filling one seat, that’s far from “stacking” it.

    • @Ja Loux yes… not exactly… donald would probably smear biden : “biden wants to inflate the supreme court…” and go on with : “…so we need to inflate and saturate the supreme court… i’ve 6 months left… if i lose the elections… in 6 months, i can add at least 10 new conservative qanon – i don’t even know what it is – judges in the supreme court.. as long as the conservative majority in the senate is not destroyed by the election” … which, hopefully, will happen… permitting to remove trump forever, even in case he is reelected… 🙂 so brace for epic developments 🙂 🙂

    • @freejutube once again the president can not add seats to the supreme court unless CONGRESS changes the law…

  13. Anyone who voted already, like me, is probably not going to change his mind anyways.

    • The Scouting Team 2021 NFL | October 16, 2020 at 8:14 AM | Reply


    • @Ginger Kenchel this guy did the same thing to biden. You guys should stop crying like children every time things don’t go smoothly for your dear leader. He challenged biden

    • Ginger Kenchel | October 16, 2020 at 2:11 PM | Reply

      @AllYourBase Biden is so weak, when he slides into a tub bath his nads float to the top! No way he is anything like our strong beloved president Trump! 2020

  14. This would not even be an issue if the GOP wasn’t trying to rush through another court appointment ahead of the election. Hell, Barrett’s own colleges at Notre Dame Law School signed an open letter asking her to withdraw from the conformation process until after the election. Even they realize a cloud will hang over her appointment and taint the supreme court. This process just before the election is illegitimate.

  15. Manuel De Los Santos | October 16, 2020 at 9:37 AM | Reply

    They should say we won’t do it and if they win the election do it anyway, like the republicans. Republicans are going to be ok with that, they do it all the time.

  16. Michael Barras | October 16, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

    People are voting now! This is BS. He should be transparent now!

  17. Biden, say “We want a court that represents the majority of Americans, not the republican party.”

    • Well, that would be saying yes then, when he likely means no.

    • We want to know the truth of the Ukraine shakedown.
      The NY Post reported this week that Hunter Biden had introduced his father, Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential contender, to the head of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter was a paid board member. What makes this revelation so significant is that not only was Joe serving as vice president at the time of the alleged introduction and was the Obama administrations point man on Ukraine, but he has gone on record as saying he knew nothing about his prodigal son’s overseas business dealings. The Biden rabbit hole travels much deeper, however, when it is considered that Joe Biden publicly bragged about withholding one billion dollars from the Ukrainian government unless it removed a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma at the time.

      Why did Burisma hire Hunter BIden for up to $50 000/m even though Hunter had not experience in oil and gas

      Why was this not asked of Biden

    • @Piero OCCHooa Got credible sources for this?

  18. “I will smell Kamala’s hair before the election” — Biden

  19. Omg did they really edit Biden’s answer?!? Immediately After he says yes, his next word CNN edited out, he says “yes DEPENDING ON HOW THEY HANDLE THIS.” !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Let’s talk about Hunter Biden.

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