Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) is declaring that packing the Supreme Court is “long overdue court reform.”
During an interview on CNN Tuesday, the Democratic lawmaker suggested court packing “is long overdue court reform as far as I’m concerned, and I have been thinking about court reform and what we can do regarding the Supreme Court to make it so much more objective.”
She continued, “This is not something that a lot of us have not thought about. But on the other hand, after the election we only have a serious discussion about any of these things if the Democrats take back the Senate.”
“But the first danger is, what’s going to happen in November when the Supreme Court takes up the Affordable Care Act? That is what everybody should be worried about and concerned,” Hirono added.
Watch Hirono’s interview below:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 22, 2020
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden refused to answer on Monday if he would add more Supreme Court members if he is elected in the upcoming presidential election. However, he previously shared he was opposed to it.
He said during a WBAY interview, Biden said, “It’s a legitimate question, but let me tell you why I’m not going answer that question.”
“Because it will shift the focus, that’s what he wants, he never wants to talk about the issue at hand and he always tries to change the subject. Let’s say I answer that question, then the whole debates gonna be about what Biden said or didn’t say, Biden said he would or wouldn’t,” the former vice president continued.
Court packing is expanding the Supreme Court to more justices. There have been nine seats since 1869, however, Congress has the power to increase or decrease the size of the bench.
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