Flashback gold: 1992 Biden argued Bush, Senate not pick Supreme Court nominee until after election

In 1992 then-Sen. Joe Biden argued that President George H.W. Bush should not nominate a Supreme Court justice until after the election that year, according to a flashback video uncovered by C-SPAN.

“It is my view that if a Supreme Court justice resigns tomorrow or within the next several weeks, or resigns at the end of the summer, President Bush should consider following the practice of a majority of his predecessors and not, and not, name a nominee until after the November election is completed,“ Biden said. “The Senate, too, Mr. President, must consider how it would respond to a Supreme Court vacancy that would occur in the full throes of an election year.”

Biden went on to say that the Senate Judiciary Committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings.

“Instead, it would be our pragmatic conclusion that once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over,” Biden said. “That is what is fair to the nominee and essential to the process. Otherwise, it seems to me we will be in deep trouble as an institution.”

HT/Free Beacon



7 thoughts on “Flashback gold: 1992 Biden argued Bush, Senate not pick Supreme Court nominee until after election

  1. BTeboe says:

    The hypocrisy is strong in the Democrat Progressives. There should not even be a discussion to decide if they’re going to have a discussion. The answer is NO Mr. Obamao. You will not get to pick the next supreme justice. NO. Get over it. Go play golf you’ll feel better.

  2. tsigili says:

    Democrats are all hypocrites. It comes with the liberal mentality.

  3. Unapologetically White says:

    Wow – he almost sounds sober in that one. Go figure.

  4. antiliberalcryptonite says:

    Synonyms – liberal, democrat, turd, liar, filth, shlt, poo-poo face, doody head, cråp, feces, devil, evil, vomit, 0-vomit, püke, satan, antichrist, zombie, kool-aid drinker, mindless, lemming, cheater, criminal, Hillary, 0bama, Lynch, and so on.

  5. Shadow14US says:

    LPD’s have a problem with memory and the fact that there is video tape out there of everything they have stated.

  6. Today22011 says:

    The Supreme Court can ably continue with seven or even five judges until after the Nov. election.

  7. Tiger says:

    Ahhh shucks we know this and O did the same as Biden.

    The hypocrisy of these moronic Cretins is so blatant that they shine like a brand new penny.

    Silly rabbits thinking we would forget. I heard them arguing all this on the C-Span channel today had to turn it off making me wanna shoot the TV and my husband would not have been happy.

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