Biden called for postponing the appointment of a Supreme court justice
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called for postponing the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated by us leader Donald trump to the Supreme court. The text of his statement leads TASS.
“The Senate should not act on this vacant seat [on the Supreme court] until the Americans elect a new President and a new Congress,” Biden said.
Earlier, trump explained the decision to nominate seventh circuit court of appeals judge Amy Coney Barrett as a candidate for the Supreme court. He expressed hope for a quick procedure for reviewing and approving the candidacy of a new member of the highest court in the US Senate.
The Supreme court seat became vacant after its oldest member, 87-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died on September 18. She was the second woman in U.S. history to become a Supreme court justice, and served in that position for more than 27 years. According to National Public Radio, a few days before her death, Ginsburg told her granddaughter that she most wanted to live until the presidential election, so that if she died, another President would fill the vacant position.