Former Vice President Joe Biden posted a series of tweets urging the Senate to force a “consensus choice” for the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, calling it “a battle for the soul of this nation.”

Following the news of Kennedy’s retirement, the former vice president tweeted that “many of our fundamental rights, freedoms, and liberties” are “at risk”:

Biden expressed his wish for the president to “engage in conversations.” He added that he wanted the Senate to “force a consensus choice” but said that the Senate “no longer has the will”:

“We shouldn’t move forward with hearings or a vote before the mid-term elections,” Biden wrote:

Biden finished his thread with a call to action in November.