US Presidential candidate Joe Biden on
Thursday night addressed the issue of Republicans hastening to appoint Donald
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the ABC town hall
in Philadelphia.

Biden also added that he was against
expanding the Supreme Court but refrained from making a statement on the
issue. He added that his comments on the issue would distract attention from
key problems. He added, ” “No matter
what answer I gave you, if I say it, that’s the headline tomorrow. It won’t be
about what’s going on now. The improper way they’re proceeding.”

With host George
Stephanopoulos pressing for a clearer answer asked Biden “Don’t voters have a right to know where you stand?”

The former vice president replied, ” Voters
will know “before they vote.”

The host further questioned
Biden asking “So you’ll come out with a clear position before Election Day?”

Biden added, ” “Yes,
depending on how [GOP] handle this.”

The former vice president also did not
express confidence in President Trump’s nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s
testimony ahead of the Senate this week.

The 77-year-old said, ” I don’t even think she has laid out much of a
judicial philosophy, in terms of the bases upon which she thinks are there enumerated
rights in the Constitution.”

Biden highlighted that
Supreme Court hearing should not be held this close to the election.

When host Stephanopoulos pressed Biden on the issue, Presidential candidate Biden stated while a President is nominated for a
term of four years Republicans should not rush their Supreme Court nominee
while the country votes in an election.

He said, ” You get
disagreement among scholars on this, but I believe it’s inconsistent when
millions of people have already voted to put someone on the court. I think it
… should have been held until … this election is over.”

Biden further encouraged voters to use the
opportunity to vote in a leader who affirm their world view so that they can influence
the courts.

“That’s your
opportunity to get involved in lifetime appointments that have. Presidents come
and go, justices stay and stay and stay,” Biden added.