JOE Biden said he is open to packing the court if Amy Coney Barrett is voted into the Supreme Court during Thursday night's town hall that aired on ABC with George Stephanopoulos.
"I'm open to considering what happens from that point on," Biden said during the town hall.
During a long volley of questions between Biden, Stephanopoulos and a town hall participant, Biden seemed to tacitly agree to packing the court should Barrett's hearings see her favourably appointed to the Supreme Court.
Biden also expressed disappointment with Barrett's hearings.
"My reading online what the judge said was she didn’t answer very many questions at all," Biden said Thursday night. "And I don’t even think she’s laid out much of a judicial philosophy in terms of the basis in which she thinks."
"Packing the court" was a slang term coined during President Franklin D Roosevelt's administration after he proposed legislation to add up to six Supreme Court justices for every sitting justice over the age of 70 years and six months.
Biden admits he COULD ‘pack’ Supreme Court with Dem judges to wreck Rep majority if Barrett is confirmed before election
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