Biden criticized the President’s plan to nominate a Supreme Court justice before the election.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has criticized President Donald Trump’s plan to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court before the presidential election, calling it “the use of brute political force.”
The implementation of Trump’s intentions will create a conservative majority of 6 votes in the 9-seat Supreme Court.
“Our country’s voters need to be heard,” Biden said in a speech in Philadelphia. – It is they who, as defined in the Constitution, must decide who should have the authority to make this appointment. Pushing for this nomination in the Senate is simply the use of brute political force.”
Biden said that if he wins the November 3 election, he should nominate a judge.
The vacancy on the Supreme Court was created after the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Beder Ginsburg, who was considered the leader of the liberal wing in the highest court.
Trump said Saturday that he would propose a new judge in the coming days and named possible contenders-Federal district judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa.
“I will nominate a candidate next week. It will be a woman,” Trump said, speaking at a campaign rally in North Carolina. “I think it should be a woman because I like women more than men.”
Trump’s plan to quickly fill the vacancy drew immediate criticism from Democrats. The latter noted that in 2016, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked a vote on the democratic nominee, saying that such a vote was inappropriate in an election year.