As Leah covered yesterday, pollster Frank Luntz detailed the reaction of his focus group as they watched the vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday night.
Since then, former Vice President Joe Biden was again asked about whether he will pack the Supreme Court. He refused to give an answer during a campaign stop in Arizona.
Joe Biden AGAIN refuses to say whether he supports packing the Supreme Court.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 8, 2020
"You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over... The moment I answer that question, the headline in every one of your papers will be about that."
Give me a break.
So bogus. pic.twitter.com/PQY80WEMyy
Joe Biden just declared “You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over.” So the Democratic presidential candidate is telling the voters that he will not tell them if he plans to destroy a core institution in our constitutional system... https://t.co/75a0eVkoix— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) October 8, 2020
That exchange prompted Luntz to reiterate that Biden's refusal to answer this question was the number one complaint among focus group participants.
In other words, Biden's answer on the question matters and voters are owed an explanation about his position.
Court packing is on the ballot. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris inability to disavow this outlandish power grab shows their true intention. Your vote could not matter more.— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) October 8, 2020