First Biden refused to relinquish the womb-like security of his basement bunker. Then, when he finally emerged at the urging of his handlers, he refused to meet with the press. Eventually, he agreed to hold press conferences but refused to entertain questions. Now he is willing to take questions, though he won’t necessarily answer them.
One question that he has refused to answer is whether he will go along with the calls of his fellow Democrats to repeal the filibuster and pack the Supreme Court. The question was put to him on Monday, and here is what he said (a transcript follows the video clip):
Let me tell you why I’m not going to answer that question. Because it will shift all the focus — that’s what he [Donald Trump] wants. He never wants to talk about an issue at hand, he always tries to change the subject. But let’s say I answer that question. Then the whole debate’s gonna be about, well, Biden said it or didn’t say it, Biden said he would or wouldn’t. The discussion should be about why he is moving in the direction that’s totally inconsistent with what the Founders wanted. Their design — the Constitution says design [sic] and voters get to pick the President, who gets to make the pick and the Senate gets to decide. We’re in the middle of an election right now, you know, people are voting now. By the time this Supreme Court hearing would be held, if they hold one, would, in fact — it probably, it’s estimated 30% to 40% of the American people already have voted. It is a fundamental breach of constitutional principle.
Somewhat amusingly, Biden accuses Trump of changing the subject, which is effectively what he himself is doing here.
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Since, moreover, the Left is threatening to “burn it down” in the event their demands, which include packing the court, go unanswered, it would seem incumbent on Biden to answer this question. (RELATED: Democrats likely to pack Supreme Court if they take power)
At the very least, he could direct questioners to the answer he gave during the Democratic debates. Take a look:
Of course, this was before Biden sold his soul to the socialist wing of the Democratic Party, so maybe he is working behind the scenes on a more nuanced answer that will appease both radicals and moderates. Good luck with that!