Raphael Warnock Dodges Question on Court Packing As Georgia Runoff Election Heats up

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Raphael Warnock Dodges Question on Court Packing As Georgia Runoff Election Heats up

Source: John Roark/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File

In the opening days of his runoff Senate election against incumbent GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler, Raphael Warnock joined fellow Democrats in avoiding taking a stance on “court packing.” The idea of expanding the size of the Supreme Court previously existed on the far-left fringe of the Democratic party, but now is gaining traction within the mainstream. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) vowed that “nothing is off the table” if Democrats take back the majority in the Senate.

Warnock likened a question about packing the court to division, claiming that Republicans “are trying to divide us” by raising alarms about adding justices to the high court.

Senator Loeffler noted that Warnock "flat out refuses" to answer a worthy question on court packing, because he does not want to reveal his true stance to Georgia voters in such a heated election.

"He’s avoiding these issues because he supports them--but doesn’t want Georgians to know," Sen. Loeffler wrote in a tweet on Monday.

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