John Legend: Republicans play to win, Biden plays to impress the media
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Singer John Legend took aim at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSupport for impeachment inches up in poll Overnight Defense: Trump's Syria envoy wasn't consulted on withdrawal | McConnell offers resolution urging Trump to rethink Syria | Diplomat says Ukraine aid was tied to political investigations Democrats say they have game changer on impeachment MORE on Saturday, tweeting that the presidential front-runner "plays to impress" the news media rather than to win the Democratic Party's 2020 nomination.

"Republicans play to win. Biden plays to impress a panel on Meet the Press and Morning Joe," Legend tweeted.

Legend expressed skepticism in a subsequent post that Biden could win over coveted blue-collar voters in Pittsburgh or Youngstown.


"Everyone thinks Biden will win back the elusive factory worker in Pittsburgh or Youngstown. But there is literally no constituency in those places for 'nothing will fundamentally change' and nominate Merrick to the supremes," he wrote, referencing former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick GarlandMerrick Brian GarlandMajority disapprove of Trump Supreme Court nominations, says poll Supreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems seize on Ukraine transcript in impeachment fight MORE. Garland's nomination was blocked by Senate Republicans from getting a hearing or a vote.

Legend's comments came after Biden responded affirmatively to a reporter who asked if he would consider renominating Garland, who was seen as a moderate centrist by many in Washington when he was nominated to the high court.

“Sure, I would,” Biden told the news outlet, adding, “By the way, he’s a first-rate person.”

In the same interview, Biden expressed regret that the Obama administration did not do more politically to pressure McConnell into granting a Garland hearing on the Senate floor.

“I think we should have been a whole heck of a lot harder on [McConnell]," Biden said.