President Trump pressed Democratic 2020 rival Joe Biden on answering whether he would support packing the Supreme Court, as some top Democrats have suggested, if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed by the Senate.
“He must create a list, like I did! Always considered most important Presidential decision. Voter’s entitled to know!!!!,” the president wrote on Twitter Tuesday.
Trump’s tweet linked to a video of the Democratic presidential nominee saying voters don’t “deserve” to know how he would answer that question during a tense interview last Friday.
A reporter for KTNV in Las Vegas told Biden that was the number one issue he has been asked about by viewers.
“Well, you’ve been asked by the viewers who are probably Republicans,” Biden shot back.
“Don’t the voters deserve to know where you stand on…” the reporter continued.
“No, they don’t deserve,” Biden snapped, “I’m not going to play his game.”
But during an interview in Ohio on Monday, Biden said he wasn’t a “fan” of the policy.
“I’m not a fan of court packing, but I don’t want to get off on that whole issue. I want to keep focused. The president would love nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would in fact pack the court or not pack the court,” Biden told WKRC TV in Cincinnati.
He then said that court packing is what Republicans are trying to do by trying to get Barrett on the court in an election year.
“What I want to focus on is, is I respectfully suggest, court packing is going on now. Never before when an election has already begun and millions of votes already cast, has it ever been that a Supreme Court nominee was put forward,” he said.
A number of Democrats suggested adding more members to the court after Trump nominated Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to offset a 6-3 conservative majority Barrett’s confirmation would create on the high court.
Ginsburg anchored the liberal wing of the court.