Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock repeatedly dodged questions about whether he would support court packing if elected to the U.S. Senate.
When pressed by a reporter whether he would support adding seats to the Supreme Court in retaliation for the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Warnock argued it would be “presumptuous” to answer a legitimate question about how he would vote. Watch here.
Prior to the election, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned “nothing is off the table” while threatening to retaliate for the confirmation of Justice Barrett with court packing, abolishing the filibuster, or adding states to tilt the balance of the Senate. Joe Biden repeatedly refused to answer whether he would support court packing before announcing he’d support ‘studying’ the issue.
Warnock isn’t the first Senate Democratic challenger to dodge this question. Losing candidates from Maine to Iowa were evasive, flip-flopped, and outright refused to answer.
“It’s an insult to Georgia voters that Raphael Warnock thinks he doesn’t answer to them about how he would vote on issues before the U.S. Senate. Warnock’s silence makes clear he is taking marching orders from the same Washington Democrats who want to undermine the foundations of our judicial system for their own political gain.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol