Does Joe Biden support Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court?
That's what Biden appeared to say early during the debate.
Specifically, Biden said:
I'm not opposed to the justice.
That's sure to make a lot of far left voters very angry.
Don't take our word for it.
See Joe Biden's own words for yourself below!
The opening segment of the debate was focused on the Supreme Court.
Of course, it was a hot segment.
Because Biden has refused to answer Trump's simple question.
Will Biden refuse the Democrats' plan to pack the courts if he wins?
Fox News reports that Biden has dodged this question for days:
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden again avoided a question about whether he backs growing calls from his party to expand the Supreme Court following President Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett on Sunday.
During a speech in Delaware, the former vice president told reporters that he did not want to discuss whether or not he backed adding more justices to the high court if he won the Nov. 3 election.
"We should see to it that the American public will vote in the Senate races in this election and they'll vote Republicans out of office. That's the consequence," he said.
Biden has long opposed the issue of court-packing, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death has revived the concept of expanding the number of Supreme Court justices in order to shift its ideological balance.
If Republicans confirm Barrett, it would tilt the bench 6-3 in favor of conservatives.
Republicans are eyeing a vote at the end of October, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has not said whether he intends to plan a final vote before the Nov. 3 election, or in the lame-duck session that takes place after the election but before the new Congress starts.
It marks a reversal from 2016, when McConnell refused to hold a Senate vote on Merrick Garland, who was nominated to the court by former President Barack Obama after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. McConnell held the seat open until after the election and inauguration of Trump in 2017. Justice Neil Gorsuch was nominated and later confirmed in April 2017.
McConnell and other GOP senators contend this year is unlike 2016 because the same party controls both the White House and the Senate.
Unfortunately, the segment on the Supreme Court ended and Joe Biden never answered the question.