Former Mayor of South Bend, Indonesia, Pete Buttigig, who now works in Joe Biden’s transition group, said he continued to support the concept of increasing the size of the Supreme Court and defended the Democratic presidential candidate’s claim that Judge Amy Connie Barrett was nominated. is unconstitutional.
In 2019, Buttigig supported the idea of a 15-member Supreme Court. Now, in an interview with Fox News Sunday, he said that Republicans who oppose changing the size of the Supreme Court are simply trying to distract themselves from other issues.
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“My views have not changed,” Buttigig said. I think that bipartisan reform to reduce the politicization of the judiciary is a really promising idea. Let’s also be clear that the president can’t just click his fingers and do that, and most of all we don’t want to allow that president to change the subject, which they always do. “
Buttigig then quickly changed the subject to focus on issues such as health care and same-sex marriage, which he thought could be threatened by President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Earlier in the interview, Buttigig backed up Biden’s assertion that Barrett’s nomination was “unconstitutional.”
Biden has repeatedly made this assertion, despite failing to point to any specific part of the Constitution that would prohibit the president from nominating Barrett or anyone else before the election.
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“Well, I think he says it’s not in the spirit of either the Constitution or the spirit of our legal system or political system,” Buttigig explained. Look, most Americans believe, as I do, as Joe Biden does, that the American people must have their say. We are not talking about the elections that are to take place. We are in the middle of an election, millions of Americans have voted and they want their voice to be heard. “
Trump and his Republican counterparts have rejected this argument, noting that all Republicans Trump and the Senate have been duly elected, and that is why people’s voices are heard when their leaders act within their power.
Buttigig avoided saying that Barrett’s nomination was unconstitutional, but argued that semantics didn’t matter.
“You know, no matter what specific words you use for it, the bottom line is a word I would use ‘wrong,'” he continued. “And the fact that most Americans agree with us on this is another reason why Joe Biden is winning this election right now.”
As for foreign policy, host Chris Wallace expressed past criticism of Battigeg against Biden when they were opponents in the primary race of Democrats in 2020. Buttigig shouted for Biden to support the Iraq war under President George W. Bush.
“He supported the worst foreign policy decision made by the United States in my life, which was the decision to invade Iraq,” Buttigig once said.
However, on Sunday, Buttigig attributed to Biden a statement that entering Iraq was a mistake, and accused Trump of “destabilizing the force literally wherever he went.” He did not refer to a number of recent peace agreements between the United States between Israel and the Arab world. Rather, he blamed Trump for the “catastrophe,” barely able to “keep straight what is happening in the Middle East.”
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While Buttigig criticized Biden in the past, he said that now the race between Biden and Trump, he “enthusiastically” lags behind the Democratic candidate.
“It’s time to end Trump’s presidency and move on,” he said.