Joe Biden mentioned throughout an interview on Monday that he was “not a fan” of packing the Supreme Courtroom by including extra justices.
Biden was speaking to WKRC TV in Cincinnati when he was confronted with the difficulty that’s dogged his marketing campaign amid the affirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.
“I’ve already spoken on — I’m not a fan of court docket packing. However I’m not — I don’t need to get off on that complete problem,” Biden mentioned. “I need to hold targeted.”
Biden additionally mentioned that “court-packing is occurring now” as a result of the election “has already begun and tens of millions of votes are being solid.”
However Biden has refused to decide to a solution on whether or not he would reply to Trump’s nomination of Barrett by including extra justices to the court docket if elected president.
“They’ll know my opinion on court-packing when the election is over,” Biden mentioned throughout a marketing campaign cease final week in Arizona.
Each Biden and vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris sidestepped the query through the debates.
Barrett has been chosen by Trump to exchange the seat left by late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after her loss of life in September.
In 2016, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell held up President Obama’s Supreme Courtroom nominee to exchange late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February of that 12 months.