Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to say during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings Tuesday whether she believes President Donald Trump has the power to move an election date.
Citing a threat made by Trump in July, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked Barrett plainly whether the Constitution gives the president of the United States the authority to “unilaterally delay a general election” in any scenario.
“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 clerks and talk to my colleagues and go through the opinion-writing process,” Barrett responded.
She added: “If I give off-the-cuff answers, then I would be basically a legal pundit.”
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