Joe Biden’s presidential campaign held a press call Thursday afternoon on protecting the Affordable Care Act in light of the Supreme Court vacancy, an issue they see as a leading fight in the run up to the November election.
Asked by CNN's Arlette Saenz for reaction to President Trump's unwillingness to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, the Biden campaign's Kate Bedingfield said that Biden will participate in a peaceful transfer of power and noted that Trump’s comments are only meant to distract from the issue of health care.
“Donald Trump is trying to distract from his catastrophic failures as President of the United States in order to talk about something that frankly, you know, spins up the press corps so that you guys are focused on this and not focused on how he has not put forward a meaningful health care plan and how he has spent the entirety of this administration in court trying to tear down the Affordable Care Act," Bedingfield said.
"Joe Biden has participated in a peaceful transition of power before," she added. "He certainly will this time."
The campaign previewed that it intends to continue linking health care to the Supreme Court vacancy in its messaging going forward, making the case to the American people to “vote like health care is on the ballot because it is.” Bedingfield said this will continue to “be a big argument” for the Democratic presidential nominee.