Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is refusing to tell Americans whether he supports adding more justices to the Supreme Court.
A reporter asked Biden on Sunday if he has ruled out expanding the supreme court if lawmakers confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
“I know you’re gonna be upset with my answer, but what I’m not going to do is play the Trump game, which is a good game he plays, take your eye off the issue before us,” Biden said.
He added, “If I were to say yes or no to that, that becomes a big issue. That’s the headline here.”
Watch his remarks below:
JUST IN: Joe Biden refuses to answer question about expanding Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/xddKPp4C6e— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2020
Biden explained he is more concerned about how Trump’s nominee is a threat to Americans and their health.
“I am focused on one thing right now and I really mean it. I’m focused on making sure the American people understand that they’re being cut out of this process that they’re entitled to be a part of,” Biden said.
He added, “And the cut out designed in order to take away the ACA and your health care in the midst of a pandemic.”
Trump announced Barrett as his pick to fill the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on Saturday, as IJR previously reported .
“It is my honor to nominate one of our nation’s most brilliant and gifted legal minds to the Supreme Court,” Trump said.
He continued, “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.”
She has served as a federal appeals court judge since 2017 and has been involved in cases including abortion, gun rights, immigration and campus sexual assault.
Trump appointed Barrett to her current position as a a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.