Donald Trump’s move to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election is an abuse of power, his Democratic rival Joe Biden says.
Mr. Trump has said he will next week nominate a woman to replace the longstanding liberal justice.
Mr. Biden has urged Senate Republicans to delay a confirmation vote.
Ginsburg, a liberal icon and feminist standard-bearer, died on Friday aged 87.
Democrats fear Republicans will vote to lock in a decades-long conservative majority on the country’s highest court.
The ideological balance of the nine-member court is crucial to its rulings on the most important issues in US law. ENDS.