Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told "60 Minutes" he is going to form a commission to examine "how to reform the court system" after playing coy with the media about his stance on court packing.
"If elected, what I will do is I'll put together a national commission, a bipartisan commission of scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives," Biden said in a clip released on Thursday. "I will ask them to, over 180 days, come back to me with recommendations as to how to reform the court system because it's getting out of whack."
"It's not about court packing," he continued. "There's a number of other things that our constitutional scholars have debated, and I've looked to see what recommendations that commission might make. ... There's a number of alternatives that go well beyond packing."
Biden claimed that "a lot of conservative constitutional scholars" agree that this issue needs to be revisited.
"The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football, whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want," he said. "Presidents come and go. Supreme Court justices stay for generations."
Demand Justice, a left-learning group, said Thursday that Biden's statement did not... (Read more)
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