Joe Biden, at the American Constitution Society, ACS, on June 9, 2016, quoted Trump, “We’ll come back in November. Wouldn’t that be wild. if I’m president and I come back to do a civil case?” (Washington Post, here, Wall Street Journal, here, YouTube here).
The Vice President asked if there is any other way than to take this as a “direct threat” to the independence of the judiciary.
Biden said, “Either Trump doesn’t understand or he doesn’t care…. This behavior smacks of authoritarianism.”
Biden also said that Trump “is an exaggeration, not an aberration.” He described the failure of the Senate to hold hearing on Judge Garland, and 88 judicial vacancies on Federal Courts, some from as far back as January, 2015.