Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to answer whether or not he would pack the court when asked point-blank during the first presidential debate Sept. 29. Today, he refused again.
"You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over," Biden said.
Biden has been heavily criticized for this abnormal move today—campaigning historically involves letting voters know a candidate's stance on big issues before an election so voters can decide to cast their vote for that candidate or not.
The Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 was introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and under it, the president could expand the U.S. Supreme Court from nine to as many as 15 justices, a process colloquially referred to as "court packing."
Following Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death last month, President Donald Trump appointed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the vacancy. Backfire from congressional Democrats has begged the question, if Biden is elected, whether or not the Supreme Court would be "packed" with liberal justices in 2021.
"We are going to get a whole lot done, and as I've said, everything, everything is on the table," Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said last week on the topic of the Barrett appointment and Senate Republicans' vehemency to confirm her to the seat before Nov. 3.