Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden told CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell that he wants to put together a “national commission” to give him advice on “how to reform the court system.”

Biden claimed the system is “getting out of whack.”

In other words, Biden wants to pack the court, but deflect blame to others if it fails. I can already see it. “The national commission made up of bipartisan people told me it was going to be okay!”

Anyway:

“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of, a bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative,” Biden said. “And I will ask them to, over 180 days, to come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system, because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled.”

“And it’s not about court-packing,” he added. “There’s a number of other things that constitutional scholars have debated, and I’d look to see what recommendations that commission might make.”

“So you’re telling us you’re going to study this issue about whether to pack the court?” O’Donnell asked.

“No, whether, there’s a number of alternatives that go well beyond packing,” Biden said.

“This is a live ball,” O’Donnell said.

“Oh it is a live ball. No, it is a live ball,” Biden agreed. “We’re going to have to do that. And you’re going to find there’s a lot of conservative constitutional scholars are saying it as well.”

He concluded by saying “The last thing we need to do is to turn the Supreme Court into a just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want. Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations.”

What do I think?

Pack the court, Democrats. I dare you. You will regret it as much as you’ll regret changing the rules on judge confirmations.

 

 
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