While you generally can’t get most of the liberal media to bring up this subject even if you pointed a can of mace at them, it definitely seemed like one of the bigger blunders in recent political history when Joe Biden literally told voters that they don’t deserve to know his position on packing the Supreme Court if he wins the election. His running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, was quickly forced to follow suit, though she was at least a bit less blunt about it. This has left a number of other high-profile Democrats scrambling for their own answers on the rare occasions when a journalist dares to broach the subject.
That opportunity presented itself yet again on Sunday during Meet the Press. Dick Durbin, the Democrats’ number two man in the upper chamber, was asked whether he would or wouldn’t support a spree of court-packing and why his party’s presidential nominee wouldn’t answer the question. You could almost see him visibly squirming as he struggled to come up with an answer. (NBC News)
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the number-two Democrat in the Senate, sidestepped questions Sunday about whether he supports progressive calls to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court and accused Republicans of packing the federal courts by blocking Democratic nominees during the Obama administration, then filling large numbers of vacancies under President Donald Trump.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has repeatedly refused to detail his stance on the issue of expanding the court, and Durbin Sunday brushed aside direct questions, saying Republicans have been doing it in practice.
“The American people have watched Republicans packing the court over the last three and a half years, and they brag about it, that they’ve taken every vacancy and filled it,” Durbin said during an exclusive interview on “Meet the Press.”