On Monday, as he talked to reporters, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden had trouble saying words. This seems to be an issue that comes out whenever he has no teleprompter telling him what to say.
When reporters asked him about court-packing, Biden began taking long pauses and slurring his words so badly that his staff was left with no choice but to escort him away so he wouldn’t embarrass himself any further.
“Here’s the deal,” he began. “One of the things tha-that— is important is that um… keep in mind— although they’re going vote on… uh, Barrett— I think today…” he had said before his staff escorted the cameraman away from the event.
Watch below as Biden stumbles over his words as he attempts to answer the question.
Biden had admitted only a few days before the event that he wants to “go well beyond [court] packing.” The question was referring to that.
According to him, it needs to be done because now it’s just that whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want.
“We’re gonna have to do that,” he said. “You’re going to find there’s a lot of conservative constitutional scholars are saying it as well. The last thing we need to do is turn the Supreme court into just a political football — whoever has the most votes gets whatever they want.”
“Presidents come and go,” he continued. “Supreme Court Justices stay for generations.”
That’s all well and good, but is he well enough to last another week?