Biden takes heat after saying confirming Barrett would not be ‘constitutional’

Posted on 10-14-2020

Biden is facing pushback to his claim that Republican efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court are not ‘constitutional’

  An article worth sharing, particularly the part where C. Coons, D-DEL is quoted.   Delawareans voted for him, now he’s been there and better knows how to talk party politics.

…”Voters are being denied their constitutional right to have a say in this process,” Bedingfield said. 

“There is the constitutional process of advise and consent, and the American people get to have their say by voting for president, by voting for senators,” Bedingfield said. “We are now 23 days away from the election.”

“But it’s not unconstitutional,” Tapper countered.

“They elected the Senate,” Tapper said, before closing out the interview by thanking Bedingfield for “deftly sidestepping” questions.

Other Democrats are mirroring Biden’s language. Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons said on Sunday that the Senate moving to confirm Barrett “constitutes court-packing,” and called the nominee’s views “disqualifying.”

Coons, D-Del., made the comments during an interview with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., also spoke with Wallace Sunday.”I’m going to be laying out the ways in which Judge Barrett’s views … are not just extreme, they’re disqualifying,” Coons said of Democrats’ strategy for Barrett’s hearings. “It constitutes court-packing.”

Court-packing’s traditional definition is expanding the Supreme Court by law and then confirming justices to those seats, not what Republicans are doing, which is filling a naturally occurring vacancy. Sasse shot back that Coons’ definition of court-packing was “obviously” incorrect and accused the Democrat of using “Orwellian” language…