Kamala Harris sidesteps question of Democrats packing Supreme Court


Biden running mate Kamala Harris stumbled and then sidestepped a question about whether Democrats should pack the Supreme Court if they win the White House and a majority in the Senate this November.

Harris, the running mate of Joe Biden, was asked Monday by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell whether the court should be expanded if President Trump’s nominee Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.

“You know, let’s. I think that – first of all – Joe has been very clear that he is going to pay attention to the fact, and I’m with him on this 1,000 percent, pay attention to the fact that right now, Lawrence, people are voting,” she said.

Harris reiterated comments by the former vice president that whoever is elected president in November get to name a replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died on Sept. 18 because people are already voting by mail.

“This is not some kind of debate about election year, should a sitting president be allowed or able to nominate someone to the United States Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment. This is not even an election year. This is like we’re actually in the election,” Harris said.

She added that almost a million Americans have cast ballots already.

“People will be voting next week, people will be voting up until Election Day, and they have a right in an election to elect their next president who then will make the decision about who will be the nominee,” she said.