Leftist Deflection

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 12, 2020   

Lies, lies and more lies

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Last week's vice presidential debate exposed how the Democratic Party flourishes on lies. One of the big lies is about "court packing," which is in the spotlight with this week's discussion on the possible appointment of Catholic Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Last week, soft-spoken vice president Mike Pence was on the offense, pressing Democrat senator Kamala Harris several times. Eight times she didn't answer moderator Susan Page's questions, offering typical politician non-answers.

One telling exchange happened about an hour into the debate when Pence pointed out that Harris wouldn't answer as to whether she and Joe Biden wanted to pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges.

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"I think the American people would really like to know," he prodded, "If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, are you and Joe Biden, if somehow you win this election, going to pack the Supreme Court to get your way?"

While she looked at him, Pence continued:

The people deserve a straight answer. And if you haven't figured it out yet, the straight answer is they are going to pack the Supreme Court if they somehow win this election. To the many people across this country: If you cherish our Supreme Court, if you cherish the separation of powers, you need to reject the Biden-Harris ticket come Nov. 3 and re-elect President Donald Trump. We will stand by the separation powers and nine seats on the Supreme Court.

Harris responded, changing the definition of court packing and accusing the Trump administration of racism: "And do you know that of the 50 people who President Trump appointed to the Court of Appeals for lifetime appointments, not one is black?" Harris continued: "This is what they've been doing, you want to talk about packing a court? Let's have that discussion."

Harris responded, changing the definition of court packing and accusing the Trump administration of racism.

Pence masterfully responded: "I just want the record to reflect, she never answered the question. Perhaps at the next debate, Joe Biden will answer the question. And I think the American people know the answer."

A day later, at a campaign stop in Arizona, Biden did answer the question, essentially saying "none of your business." He did tell a reporter "You'll know my opinion on court packing when the election is over."

And on Saturday, Biden had completely subverted the definition of court packing, saying, "The only court packing that's going on right now is going on with the Republicans packing the court now. It's not constitutional, what they're doing right now." He's referring, of course, to the ongoing Senate confirmation hearings.

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