“If you couldn’t figure it out last night they want to pack the Supreme Court,” Mike Pence told a crowd of supporters in Nevada the morning after his debate with Sen. Kamala Harris of California.
“Some people think we did all right,” the vice president said at a rally in Boulder City.
He praised Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, noting she hails from his home state of Indiana.
He called the circuit court judge a “principled conservative with an inspiring personal story… she comes from the Heartland.”
On Wednesday night Pence hammered vice presidential nominee Harris over whether a Biden administration would try to pack the Supreme Court if Republicans “get their way” and confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Pence said the “American people really deserve an answer” on court-packing after Democratic nominee Joe Biden ducked the question during the first presidential debate last week.
“Are you and Joe Biden going to pack the court if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed? Are you going to pack the court?” Pence asked. “Your party is actually openly advocating adding seats to the Supreme Court, which has had nine seats for 150 years, if you don’t get your way.”