Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that confirming Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett violates “the spirit of the Constitution.”
Buttigieg spoke with “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about his support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who claimed recently that Republican efforts to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg were “unconstitutional.” (RELATED: ‘That’s Not What The Word Constitutional Means’: Jake Tapper Pushes Back On Biden Campaign Over SCOTUS Nomination)
“Mayor, I certainly understand why Democrats are upset with the president rushing through this nomination, but it isn’t court packing, and it certainly is not unconstitutional,” Wallace began.
“I think what he’s saying is it’s not in the spirit of the Constitution or the spirit of our legal system or political system for them to do this,” Buttigieg said, going on to say that the American people deserved to have their voices heard before a nominee was confirmed, especially since so many had already cast a ballot for the 2020 presidential election.
Buttigieg then pivoted to claim that Republicans were only pushing Barrett’s confirmation in order to secure enough votes on the court to overturn