Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stated that as President, he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how to fix the court system, which he said is “getting out of whack.”
In a preview of Biden’s “60 Minutes” interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell set to air on Sunday, the Democratic candidate lays out his plan to reform the courts as the GOP Senate majority rushes to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day on November 3.
“If elected, what I will do is I’ll put together a national commission of – bipartisan commission of – scholars, constitutional scholars, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative,” Biden told O’Donnell. “And 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, the way in which it’s being handled,” he added.
The Democrat asserted that he aims to find “a number of alternatives” with the commission that “go beyond” court expansion.
“The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme Court into just a political football,” he said.
During a town hall last week, Biden signaled he was open to the idea of expanding the courts depending on whether Senate Republicans vote on Barrett’s confirmation before the elections.
Watch the preview of Biden’s interview below:
WATCH: In an interview with Joe Biden for @60Minutes, @CBSEveningNews' @NorahODonnell pressed Biden on his position on so-called "court packing." It's a controversial proposal that would add justices to the Supreme Court, from its current nine.
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