After weeks of dodging the question of packing the Supreme Court, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said if he is elected, he will form a bipartisan commission to recommend changes to the highest court in the land.
In a preview of his “60 Minutes” interview with Norah O’Donnell to air on Sunday, Mr. Biden said the current system is “getting out of whack” but made it clear there are other ways to make changes without packing the court.
“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, 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,” Biden said.
In the one minute clip, Mr. Biden expressed his concern that the Supreme Court could be turning into a political football.
“And it’s not about court packing. There’s a number of other things that constitutional scholars have debated and I’ve looked to see what recommendations that commission might make,” he added.
The news comes just one week after Mr. Biden’s ABC Town Hall when he was asked by George Stephanopoulos if he will have a clear stance on the issue prior to Election Day.
Both Republicans along with the news media have criticized the former Vice President for avoiding the question and topic while Mr. Biden accused President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans of rushing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court to undo the Affordable Care Act.