Republicans condemned the Democratic candidate Joe Biden For saying that voters “do not deserve” to know his position on mobilization in court even after they vote.
Biden was asked in Las Vegas about his position on filling the court with additional justices – something Supported by a number Democrats, especially since President Trump announced his intention to install Barrett on the seat left vacant by the death of Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
On Friday, prof KTNV Reporter I asked him again if he supported mobilization in court, saying, “This is the first thing that viewers have been asked about in the past two days.”
Biden replied, “Well, I have been asked by viewers who might be Republicans, who don’t want me to keep talking about what they’re doing to the court now.”
“Well sir, don’t the electorate deserve to know …?” Reporter asked Ross Demati.
“No, they didn’t … I’m not going to play his game, he likes to talk about it, and I’ve already said something packing in the field, he likes it to be the discussion instead,” Biden said, probably referring to President Trump.
Upon reaching the comment, the Biden campaign directed Fox News to comments Biden made on Saturday to reporters.
The truth is, the only mobilization underway is that Republicans are crowding this court now that voting has already begun. Biden said, “I’ll keep focusing on that so we don’t take our eyes off the ball here.”
What they do is not constitutional. We must focus on what is happening now. ”
Trump’s campaign communications director, Tim Murtaugh, wrote on Twitter of Biden’s comments Friday: “Biden says voters don’t deserve to know if he’s ousted one of the three branches of government.”
“With the ACB hearings taking place this week, the debate over mobilization in court will get worse for Biden, who refuses to respond,” Murtaugh said.
“No other candidate will escape the refusal to answer the question,” former UN ambassador Nikki Haley wrote on Twitter of Biden’s repeated refusal to influence mobilization in court.
“Washington DC politicians and the media in Washington think we are stupid,” said Richard Grenell, the former acting director of National Intelligence.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suggested on Twitter: “Every Democratic candidate for the House or Senate should be challenged: Yes or No when mobilizing in court.”
“Does Biden think he deserves the position, or somehow because of a coronation?” Trump Campaign Rapid Response Director Andrew Clark wrote. “The American people deserve to know their position on this.”
“This is disrespectful to the people you are meant to serve!” Elizabeth Harrington, a Republican spokeswoman, wrote on Twitter. “Biden doesn’t think Americans deserve to know if we still have a third branch of government if the Democrats take over.”
“So the Democratic candidate for president is telling the electorate that he’s not going to tell them whether he’s planning to destroy an essential institution in our constitutional system,” said Jonathan Turley, Trump’s attorney.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Alex Papas contributed to this report.