Biden campaign co-chairman Cedric Richmond denied Thursday that presidential candidate Joe Biden is dodging questions about packing the Supreme Court, saying he’s just “not going to answer the question.”
“Yes, it’s enough. He has not dodged the question; what he has said is he’s not going to answer the question. I think that that is a difference,” Richmond told CNN’s “Out Front” when asked if Biden’s equivocating on court packing is satisfying curious voters.
Despite frequent queries, the former vice president has refused to state his position. (RELATED: Here Are 7 Times Biden And Harris Have Refused To Say Where They Stand On Court Packing)
Democratic lawmakers have a sent mixed messages on the issue. Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono called court packing “long overdue court reform.” Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin has opposed the policy.
Richmond said it was President Donald Trump and Republicans who were court packing by nominating “unqualified judges … on the circuit court.”
“And you put not one African-American on the circuit court,” Richmond continued, suggesting that Trump was ignoring “poor people [and] minorities” while pretending to show concern for their welfare.
“So without showing that you respect blacks in