Biden says he’s open to adding Supreme Court justices if needed

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‘It depends on how this turns out,’ Biden told George Stephanopolous. ‘Not on who wins, but how it’s handled.’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has been repeatedly asked if he plans to “pack” the Supreme Court since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the rushed nomination of Amy Coney Barrett. 

In an interview after a campaign event on Monday, Biden said that he is “not a fan” of the idea of packing the court. He also said that he doesn’t want that one issue to dominate the conversation around his bid for the presidency.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses supporters during a drive-in voter mobilization event Tuesday at Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Florida. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“I want to keep focused,” he said. 

During his Thursday town hall event held on ABC and moderated by George Stephanopolous, the former vice president repeated that he is “not a fan.” He did, however, leave the possibility open. 

“It depends on how this turns out,” Biden said, “Not on who wins, but how it’s handled.” 

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