During Tuesday’s Supreme Court nominee hearing, Judge Amy Coney Barrett claimed that she would keep an “open mind” if Donald Trump decided to unilaterally delay the November election.
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) noted that Trump had recently threatened to delay the upcoming election due to his claims of voter fraud. She asked Barrett to answer what she would do if that turned out to be the case.
“Does the Constitution give the president of the United States the authority to unilaterally delay a general election under any circumstances?” Feinstein asked the nominee.
“Well, Senator, if that question ever came before me, I would need to hear arguments from the litigants and read briefs and consult with my law clerk and talk to my colleagues and go through the opinion writing process,” Barrett replied. “So, you know, if I give off-the-cuff answers then I would be basically a legal pundit and I don’t think we want judges to be legal pundits. I think we want judges who approach cases thoughtfully and with an open mind.”
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