Coons: Democrats Are 'Open' to Adding Justices to SCOTUS Under Biden

Coons: Democrats Are 'Open' to Adding Justices to SCOTUS Under Biden


Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) said if Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed, he was open to adding more justices under a President Joe Biden with a Democratic majority in the Senate.

Anchor Jake Tapper said, “If Barrett is confirmed and Democrats win back the Senate would you vote to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court if it came up for a vote? Is that something you would be in favor of?”

Coons said, “Jake, like Joe Biden, I’m not a fan of expanding the court. We have a few weeks here to see whether there are four Republicans who will step back from this precipice. It is President Trump who has pressed for this nominee so he can have a key vote to overturn the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a pandemic. The Republican majority is responsible for racing forward with this extremely

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