’It’s Not A Legitimate Question’: Don Lemon Snaps At Chris Cuomo For Asking Dem. Senator About Packing The Supreme Court

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RedState reports that Don Lemon snapped at Chris Cuomo for questioning Senator Cory Booker whether he believes that adding seats to the Supreme Court is appropriate.

Lemon argued that “it’s not a legitimate question” and that Cuomo was somehow “doing the Republicans’ work” by bringing it up.

Cuomo replied, “No, I’m not. It’s a legitimate question.”

“Well, look, it’s not a legitimate question in that, during the debate, the vice president raised the question. The moderator didn’t raise the question. Plus, it is — this is something that — this is a hypothetical. Whether or not — Joe Biden has said twice, at least on tape that I’ve seen, how he feels about court-packing. And I think it’s a distraction from the Republicans –,” Lemon rebutted.

If doing the Republican’s work means telling the truth and being transparent, then yes, let’s call it the Republican’s work, Don.

Isn’t it sad that being transparent about important issues has become an insult that the Democrats utilize against one another?

The irony.

The American people deserve to know what our candidates stand for.

If a candidate refuses, that solves nothing but leaving the American people with assuming the worst.

The belief that answering such an important question MUST be a red herring trap… is nothing but a logical fallacy in and of itself.

From Red State:

Cuomo interjected, asking why Biden refuses to answer the question about packing the Supreme Court.

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“Because he doesn’t have to,” Lemon responded. Later in the conversation, Lemon referred to Booker’s remarks stating that it is the legislature who would decide whether or not to pack the court. But Cuomo noted that Booker failed to answer the question as well.

In an attempt to defend Booker, Lemon insisted, “I don’t think he has to answer it. Because I think it is a red herring. Because they don’t want to talk about how Mitch McConnell has packed the court over the years by not allowing –.”

Lemon also conceded that some Democrats might be in favor of court-packing. “It’s a hypothetical. I’m sure there are some Democrats who want to do it. … It’s never, ever, ever going to happen,” he said.