Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris are facing growing pressure to say whether they would “pack” the Supreme Court if the Republican-led Senate names Amy Coney Barrett to the bench.
Over the past few days, the question from Republicans, debate moderators and reporters has persistent the pair.
Biden was asked at a campaign stop in Phoenix if he would support expanding the Supreme Court beyond nine justices. Once again, he failed to answer.
Biden stressed that there has never been a court appointment once the election has begun like this one too is underway.
Biden has previously opposed court-packing in July 2019, during the Democratic presidential primaries, Biden said he opposed expanding the nation’s highest court, and he also opposed it during a primary debate in October 2019.
In a 2005 speech discussing former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s attempt to expand the court to 15 justices in 1937, Biden called the move a “power grab.”