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Biden: Commission to Reform SCOTUS
Former Vice-President Joe Biden told CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that if elected president, he would create a bipartisan committee to look into reforming the Supreme Court. The committee would provide recommendations within 180 days. Again, Biden did not indicate whether he was for or against expanding the court, but did say there are "a number of other things" debated by scholars. According to him, the committee will consider, quote “how to reform the court system because it’s getting out of whack, the way in which it’s being handled.” Republicans say that with the latest comments on the Supreme Court, Biden is being pushed further to the left by members of his own party. Jesse Hunt, a spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee says "voters should be incredibly concerned Democrats are considering any reforms to the Supreme Court." Meanwhile, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing earlier today (Oct 22) to move forward with Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation vote. The Republican-controlled committee voted 12–0 to recommend Barrett for a full Senate vote. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers boycotted the hearing, calling it an "illegitimate" process.