Vice President Joe Biden launched into some damage control after a 1992 video of him was released in which he urged the president not to nominate a Supreme Court justice until after an election, should it be necessary.
Biden, who was a senator at the time, said that “action on a Supreme Court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over.”
On Monday, Biden tweeted that his position remained the same.
In 1992, I urged the Senate and White House to work together to ensure the Court functioned as our founders intended. Remains my position.
— Vice President Biden (@VP) February 23, 2016
The vice president then said his statement was “not an accurate description of my views on the subject.”
BIDEN STATEMENT: ‘not an accurate description of my views on the subject’ pic.twitter.com/iTsPjqdM79
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) February 22, 2016
Twitter users were quick to call Biden out.
— Matthew Battle (@librab103) February 22, 2016
— bucky53 (@bucky53) February 22, 2016
@guypbenson AKA “I was for it before I was against it”
— Alex Miehls (@a_miehls) February 22, 2016
Gott love how he begins with “Nearly a quarter of a century ago…” https://t.co/xvkAQjwJts
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) February 22, 2016
— PC (@patrick552) February 22, 2016
— Honorable Miss T (@MissT117) February 23, 2016
@mikedebonis Oh Joe… poor Joe… “Its not fair when what I said is embarrassing. Poor Joe…with a growing nose getting longer every min.
— SmarTest (@SmarTestResult) February 23, 2016
@VP damage control
— Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) February 23, 2016
@VP lol… you kill me… good one. He’s here all week folks.
— reggie mcveggie (@reggiemcveggie) February 23, 2016
@VP Have some warm milk and go sit in your rocking chair. Remains my position.
— Brian (@misfit78hate) February 23, 2016
@VP – Q: How can you tell when Biden is lying? A: He is just always is.
— Petronius Sighs (@PetroniusSighs) February 23, 2016
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