Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed Friday that President Donald Trump is already “packing” the Supreme Court.
Biden himself has avoided saying if he supports packing the Court, and dodged the question again at a town hall Thursday.
But on Friday, Biden attempted to claim that it is really the president who is “packing the Court” by appointing judges to fill existing vacancies.
Biden claimed that insurers were attempting to reverse Obamacare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act) in the latest legal challenge to the law. He added: “That what’s this court-packing going on now is about.”
“Court-packing” or “packing the Court” refers to the practice of expanding the number of seats on the Supreme Court and then filling them with adminsitration-friendly appointees. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained it this week:
Cruz said that “packing the Court” meant “expanding the number of justices to achieve a political outcome.”