In last night’s debate (transcript here), Joe Biden severely undercut both the Left’s opposition to the Barrett nomination and its hope to pack the Supreme Court.
Joe Biden based his opposition to Senate action on the Barrett nomination on the proposition that “we’re in the middle of an election already” (“[t]ens of thousands of people already voted”) and that “the American people have a right [via the election] to have a say in who the Supreme Court nominee is.”
As to Judge Amy Coney Barrett herself, Biden said: “I’m not opposed to the justice, she seems like a very fine person.” With that comment, Biden torpedoed the Left’s (absurd) efforts to try to demonize Barrett, and by referring to her as “the justice” he inadvertently treated her confirmation and appointment as a fait accompli.
Biden also flatly refused to take a position on the Left’s court-packing plan (as well as on ending the Senate’s legislative filibuster):
Chris Wallace: [I]f Senate Republicans go ahead and confirm Justice Barrett there has been talk about ending the filibuster or even packing the court, adding to the nine justices there…. So my question to you is, you have refused in the past to talk about it, are you willing to tell the American tonight whether or not you will support either ending the filibuster or packing the court?
Biden: Whatever position I take on that, that’ll become the issue. The issue is the American people should speak. You should go out and vote. You’re voting now. Vote and let your Senators know strongly how you feel.
Trump: Are you going to pack the court?
Biden: Vote now.
Trump: Are you going to pack the court?
Biden: Make sure you, in fact, let people know, your Senators.
Trump: He doesn’t want to answer the question.
Biden: I’m not going to answer the question.
Trump: Why wouldn’t you answer that question? You want to put a lot of new Supreme Court Justices. Radical left.
Biden: Will you shut up, man?
By refusing to take a position in support of the Left’s court-packing plan, Biden has forfeited the ability to claim, if he wins, that the American people have given him a mandate to pack the court. And under his own theory that “we’re in the middle of an election already,” it’s too late for him to change course.
Biden said the reason Trump should wait to fill the seat is because the people should vote and choose. Well, Joe, they did. In 2016 we voted for Trump and in 2018 we increased the Republican majority in the Senate. That this necessity occurs close to the election is totally Ginsburg’s political choice; she would not retire when Obama was President and hoped to cling to life until Democrats could replace her with another radical, ideological, revisionist, activist, legislating Justice.
Bidens handlers think that winning the election gives permission to the left for the utter destruction of the constitution.
President Trump brilliantly got biden to distance himself from his radical base on three important issues;
1. He got sleepy joe to not answer if he would go along on the court packing and ending the filibuster in the senate
2. He got sleepy joe to claim he was not a socialist
3 he got sleepy joe to admit he was not in favor of the green new deal.
sleepy joe has a disaster of a night evidence but the left wing media today advocating for no more debates.
@July 4th American:
Of course, in the same answer, he said he supported the New Green Deal. Biden doesn’t know what he is for or against; he must have had an argument going on in his earpiece.
@July 4th American: Its too bad they couldnt have sent a loud high pitched static squeal through his cheater device.
Altho President Trump used it as almost a punch line, in quite a few instances Joe Biden said things that cost him votes from the Left end of his party.
Joe has painted himself into a tiny corner.
Picking the most liberal Senator in office with Kamala Harris meant he was pivoting to the far left.
Putting Beto in charge of disarming America helped in that regard.
Putting AOC in charge of our environment, Green New Deal, etc., piled on.
Now, he stands alone on the left-hand side of the stage and chickens out???