Marco Rubio says Joe Biden’s ‘dirty little secret’ is a push to pack Supreme Court
Marco Rubio sees the threat of 'court-packing' as a 'Third World' ploy.

rubio watters
'We know exactly what he’ll do because his radical base demands it.'

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will not back down from his contention that a Democratic President would expand the Supreme Court.

The second-term Republican, writing for Fox News on Monday, argued a Joe Biden administration “packing the court” was the “dirty little secret” Democrats and the Biden campaign didn’t want to disclose.

“You don’t need to wait for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s long-promised and still-elusive answer to know that a Biden administration would sign legislation into law allowing them to pack the Supreme Court with left-wing activists,” Rubio asserted.

“The former Vice President can dodge the question for another 15 days, but we know exactly what he’ll do because his radical base demands it,” Rubio said. “And here is the dirty little secret that Democrats do not want the American people to know: it has always been their plan to pack the Supreme Court with liberal judges.”

Biden has said he’s “not a fan” of court packing, but has dodged a definitive answer on the question. The candidate won’t make any public appearances until Thursday’s debate with President Donald Trump, so the question likely won’t be resolved.

The rationale for court packing, the Senator notes, isn’t predicated on objections rooted solely toward Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh and Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Instead, it’s rooted in a desire among the left to impose a radical agenda, aided and abetted by a left-of-center judiciary steeped in activist tendencies that are pure anathema to the Senator, Rubio said.

“This is about more than our institutions — it is about what happens to our country, our communities, and our way of life if the radical left and the Democratic Party destroy them. It is clear they don’t want to pack the Supreme Court just to cancel out the votes of Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and soon Amy Coney Barrett. They want to pack the Court to cancel out your ability to resist their radical agenda.”

The Senator has not been shy in denouncing “court packing” schemes, calling them “third world” in a recent interview.

“I want people to understand, this is not going to end at nine or — I mean, we can have a Supreme Court one day that has like 15 or 18 people, 19 people every time some party gets elected, and you don’t like the makeup of the court, you just add, you know, two more people to it. I mean, that’s what they do in the third world. That would be ridiculous,” Rubio told Fox News host Jesse Watters earlier this month.


The Senator speculated then that the court packing push may happen over the objections of Biden himself.

“I think Joe Biden, because he has been there for so long, he’d prefer not to, but he has no choice,” Rubio said.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


  • Ocean Joe

    October 19, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Can’t be done. First, Dems need a majority in the Senate. Best prediction: a 1 seat majority. Dont forget, Dems unlike Reps, dont vote as a unified block. Joe Manchin, Steve Bullock (if he wins), and others won’t vote to end the filibuster, nor for expansion of the court. It does make a good scare tactic which is Trump’s specialty.

    Now as for who has been “packing the courts.” Trump bragged at the first debate that “you (referring to Obama/Biden) left me with 128 seats to fill. They didn’t leave seats, they were blocked by Mitch McConnell from filling district and appellate spots as well as the supreme court vacancy after Scalia’s death. Interestingly many of these Trump judges were rated unqualified, many had never tried a case…all were submitted to Trump by the Federalist Society because they met the philosophy. A philosophy which has turned traditional Republican values upside down, by supporting the privileges of large corporations at the expense of individual rights.

  • Frankie M.

    October 19, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Don’t forget that “elections have consequences” Marco. Maybe if you didn’t try to ram thru the latest selection days before a national election you wouldn’t have to worry about packing the Court.

  • Booner

    October 19, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Hypocrite Marco Rubio has no credibility in Florida or in Washington. Originally a never-Trumper, Little Marco endured vicious personal smears from Donald before dropping out of 2016 race.

    Soon thereafter, Little Marco began to kiss Trump’s feet, a total 180. Just like Ted Cruz, both unprincipled sycophants who abjectly grovel for the attention of the powerful Mob Boss and Cult Leader Donald Trump. Perhaps there is some kompromat held over his head? Must be pretty bad kompromat to have Little Marco kissy kissy make up with someone he previously disavowed as Presidential material.

    Only a Republican is blind to the irony in this projection.

    The packing Marco denies began with the push to block Gorsuch, along with all the pontificating GOP who pledged not to politicize Supreme Court picks. These slimeballs ignore their own pledges to appease Trump? Odious sums it up. IT Stinks!!!

    The Packing that Little Marco whines about is the GOP pushing through a Jesuit-cultist as SC Judge just days before the election..

    TO PACK the court with votes to give Trump his stolen reelection, Obamacare, anti abortion agenda of the Conservative Swamp.

    Little Marco Rubio, quit clucking and go back to your Chicken Coop. You will be the minority party soon enough, before you end your political career by losing your re-election. No Credibility!!!

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 19, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Stfup Marco ! You are knowingly killing our children with that goptrump death cult bs of herd immunity! Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the common good!

  • James Robert Miles

    October 19, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Marco is Floridah’s dirty ‘little’ secret!! Please. like Allen West, Texas take Lil Marco off of our hands. He’d fit right in with all of your other crazy politicians!

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Drew Dixon, Renzo Downey, Rick Flagg, A.G. Gancarski, Joe Henderson, Janelle Irwin, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Andrew Wilson, and Kelly Hayes.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704