Joe Biden opened the door to court-packing based on what happens with the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, alluded that the process behind Barrett’s own nomination would be a deciding factor in his stance.
“I have not been a fan of court-packing because it generates, whoever wins it just keeps moving in a way that is inconsistent with what is going to be manageable,” he said at Thursday night’s ABC News town hall with moderator George Stephanopoulus.
Biden said voters would know his stance prior to the election, but he was waiting to see what happens with Barrett.
“They do have a right to know where I stand and they’ll have a right to know where I stand before they vote,” he said.
The Democrat nominee went on to explain that his stance “depends on how this [confirmation process of Amy Coney Barrett] turns out.”
When asked by Stephanopoulus what that means, Biden gave an arbitrary guideline of whether or not the process is rushed.
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