“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 a one-minute released clip from his “60 Minutes” interview with Norah O’Donnell.
“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.
Biden warned against the Supreme Court turning into a political football.
The full interview will air on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday.
“So you’ll come out with a clear position before election day?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked.
Biden replied, “Yes. Depending on how they handle this,” referring to Senate Republicans.
As he has avoided directly answering the question, Biden has taken to accusing President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans of court-packing, saying their push to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before the election is an effort to undo the Affordable Care Act.
“Getting rid of Obamacare is why they are racing to get this nominee through the Supreme Court,” Biden said in remarks in Michigan last Friday. “Make no mistake about it, Trump has made it clear from the beginning … he wants to get rid of Obamacare in its entirety. And with this nominee, he’s made that incredibly clear as well.”