In a television interview this week, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer dodged a question on position on packing the supreme court. When the reporter from CBS2 asked her what she would do about adding seats to the nation’s highest court, Finkenauer punts.
Democrat Rep. Abby Finkenauer refuses to give a straight answer on packing the Supreme Court.
Reporter: “Is that something you’d support if it was brought forward to the House?”
Finkenauer: “That’s not something I’m even considering or looking at RIGHT NOW.” pic.twitter.com/Lh9tTmlIvx
— Mark Bednar (@MarkBednar) October 11, 2020
Finkenauer’s non-answer mirrors that of her party’s leadership. This week both Joe Biden and his presidential running mate Kamala Harris would not share their position on the issue.
Biden is again asked why voters don’t deserve to know his views on court packing. He responds: “The only court packing going on right now is going on with Republicans packing the court right now … I’m going to stay focused on it so we don’t take our eyes off the ball here.” pic.twitter.com/E9H5rIXMX2
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 10, 2020
“Biden says he’ll reveal position on court-packing ‘when the election is over‘” and Harris refused to answer a direct question about the court during the recent VicePresident debate.
Finkenauer is in a tight battle to hold her seat against Republican Ashley Hinson. The race is rated “toss-up” by the Cook Political Report.