“You will know my opinion on the trial when the election is over,” said Biden in Arizona, where he was campaigning with his runner-up, California Senator Kamala Harris.
“Well look, I know it’s a great question, and all of you – and I don’t blame you for asking it. But you know, once I answer that question, the heading in any of your papers will be something like That . ”
“The election has started,” said Biden on Thursday. “There has never been a judicial appointment once an election started. What, about 4 million people have already voted. They are denying the American people the one shot they constitutionally have to do their part, and that is a selection of “Ginsburg’s replacement.
Biden and Harris both refused to answer the question in their debates with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
For the Democratic ticket, politics around the issue are difficult: many in the party believe that the Republicans actually stole one and soon two seats in the Supreme Court, creating a conservative majority that could block progressive politics for years . Progressives have said that the only way for Democrats to sidestep unyielding Republicans on Capitol Hill is to make changes, such as changing the number of people who are. B. Add seats to court – thereby narrowing or eliminating the Conservative majority – and removing the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to break a filibuster Republicans blocked legislation during Obama’s presidency.
But Biden, a former longtime senator, is an institutionalist who has focused his campaign on returning to normalcy and politeness. Polls show he is winning the moderates and he is reluctant to give Trump new ammunition to connect him to his party’s progressive wing.
Pence urged Harris to look into whether she and Biden would try to add seats to the Supreme Court in the Vice Presidential Debate Wednesday night, but Harris didn’t respond.
“You didn’t answer. Joe Biden didn’t answer,” said Pence. “The American people deserve a straight answer, and if you haven’t figured it out, the straight answer is: you will grab the Supreme Court.”